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Author: Laura Esquivel Narrator: Roxanne Hernandez Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781511362641
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Lupita’s hard-knock life has gotten the better of her time and time again. A childhood robbed of innocence set off a chain of events that she still has not managed to control, no matter how hard she tries. Every time she thinks she has a handle on things, unexpected turns make her question everything, including herself.

When Lupita witnesses the murder of a local politician whom she greatly admires, the ghosts of her past resurface as she tries to cope with the present. She quickly falls back into her old self-destructive habits and becomes a target of Mexico’s corrupt political machine. As the powers that be kick into high gear to ensure the truth remains hidden, Lupita finds solace in the purity of indigenous traditions. While she learns how to live simply, like her ancestors, she comes to understand herself and rediscovers light within a dark life. And if there is hope for Lupita’s redemption, perhaps there is hope for Mexico.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sharp, take-no-prisoners details and fast-paced language…A passionate call for justice and healing from one of Latin America’s most notable voices.”

    Miami Herald

  • “This is an engaging, suspenseful, haunting, and ultimately hopeful tale for crime-fiction and Latina/Latino literature fans.”


  • “A sympathetic protagonist and an engrossing exposition of social and political chaos in Mexico.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Castells appropriately voices the stressed, strung-out, and desperate Lupita as well as the political machine’s foot soldiers…[but] Castell’s greatest narrative strength is the way in which she effortlessly switches between the gritty language of the scrabble for survival and the luminous prose of the legends.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • "[The] novel is given an excellent reading by Roxanne Hernandez.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

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About the Author

Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Like Water for Chocolate, which sold over four and a half million copies in thirty-five languages and was adapted into a major motion picture.

About the Narrator

Roxanne Hernandez is an audio narrator and a top narrator choice for young adult, adult drama, and Latin American/Chicano literature. She was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2011.