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Interesting, but far from Esquivel's best work
Malinche was an interesting historical novel in that it presents the story of Malinalli in a new light. Seldom is this woman portrayed as a heroine; more often she is referred to as a traitor to her people or worse. This story goes beyond quick judgements and poses new ideas about Malinalli's motivation to aid Cortes in his conquista of her land.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The sections of the book that the author imagined were beautifully written, imaginative and soulful, as is her style.
However, the more accurate historical recountings of the events surrounding the conquest of Mexico often felt dry, hurried but needlessly detailed, and did not read at all like Esquivel's usually lyrical prose. I was disappointed with this book as a piece of historical fiction.