Frida Kahlo, world famous artist and cultural icon, lived a life full of extremes. Crippled by polio and left barren by a near fatal accident at age eighteen, she went on to marry another towering cultural figure, muralist Diego Rivera. Filled with passion, love, jealousy and deceit, their story captured the world's imagination. Told in the voice of Frida's sister Cristina, who is witness to Frida and Diego's tumultuous marriage, this is a brilliantly conceived work of fiction and a vivid portrait of a compelling, unique woman.What unfolds is both an intense tale of sibling rivalry, as both sisters vie for Rivera's affection, and a fascinating history of Mexico in the first half of the twentieth century, with figures like Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and the stunningly beautiful movie stars Maria Felix, Dolores del Rio, and Paulette Goddard. Mujica imbues the lives and loves of these remarkable, captivating people with real drama and builds her tale to a shattering conclusion.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 151.9 x 239.8 x 33.8mm | 801.21g
- 29 Jan 2001
- Overlook Books
- United States
About Barbara Mujica
BARBARA MUJICA is a novelist, short-story writer, critic, and Professor at Georgetown University. Mujica's novel Sister Teresa, also published by Overlook, was highly acclaimed. A two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, she has won numerous awards. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other newspapers.