Tan veloz como el deseo (Swift as Desire)

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Laura Esquivel regresa con una novela de gran belleza y compasión. Mientras Como agua para chocolate se basó en la vida de su madre, en Tan veloz como el deseo Esquivel hace un trabajo de ficción acerca de la vida de su padre en México. Nacido con la curiosa habilidad de entender los mensajes ocultos en los sentimientos humanos, Don Júbilo se convierte en un traductor que ayuda a otros a solucionar problemas de comunicación en sus relaciones. Sin embargo, cuando una tragedia destruye su matrimonio, es la ...
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Overview

Laura Esquivel regresa con una novela de gran belleza y compasión. Mientras Como agua para chocolate se basó en la vida de su madre, en Tan veloz como el deseo Esquivel hace un trabajo de ficción acerca de la vida de su padre en México. Nacido con la curiosa habilidad de entender los mensajes ocultos en los sentimientos humanos, Don Júbilo se convierte en un traductor que ayuda a otros a solucionar problemas de comunicación en sus relaciones. Sin embargo, cuando una tragedia destruye su matrimonio, es la habilidad de su hija para escuchar que reunirá a Don Júbilo en su cama de muerte con su esposa. La señora Esquivel nos muestra con cariño, estilo y humor como el mantener secretos nos llevara a ser infelices y como la comunicación es la llave para alcanzar el amor.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Mexican author Esquivel is best known for the stupendous success of her first novel, the charmingly erotic, recipe-filled Como agua como chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate, Anchor, 2001. reprint), which was spun into a profitable magic realist Hollywood film. The author, who started her career as a screenwriter, seems to love working with various forms of media; she included a CD of ambient music with her second novel, La ley del amor (The Law of Desire, Random House Espa?ol, 1997). Her third novel, an examination of estranged love, is a welcome improvement over the New Age theme of its not-so-successful predecessor. Here, Esquivel turns down the otherworldliness a notch and explores the old-fashioned poetics of love and communication one of the characters tells his love story with an archaic telegraph hooked up to a computer. While Chocolate's story is about a daughter's relationship with her mother, Tan veloz's narrator Lluvia pours her heart out about her father Jubilo, who has Parkinson's disease and has lost his ability to speak. Trying to figure out what went wrong in her parents' marriage, she discovers her mother had sacrificed her upper-class status in a rush to lose her virginity by marrying the literally magnetic Jubilo, an aspiring telegraphist and simple man with Mayan blood who can sense people's electrical energies. He willfully gives part of his soul with each tapped message he sends and loves a job that doesn't produce enough to satisfy his wife's material needs. In an effort to make some quick money for a desperate friend, Jubilo wins a high-stakes poker game with the evil and rich Don Pedro, whose vengeance thwarts the couple's love. Esquivel's quirky voice isreminiscent of Judy Blume's blushing-adolescent erotica but transforms that style into an elegantly adult one. The rich setting of earthy Mexico as a backdrop for a family's love-gone-wrong story makes for a smooth, simple read for devotees of a quality romance. Recommended for all bookstores and public libraries. Adriana Lopez, "Criticas" Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385721639
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/11/2001
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: 1. ED. DE
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 386,232
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Esquivel
Laura Esquivelha sido galardonada por su novela Como agua para chocolate, de la cual se han vendido más de cuatro millones y medio de ejemplares por el mundo entero en treinta y cinco idiomas. También es la autora de La ley del amor y, más recientemente, de Entre dos fuegos. Vive en la Ciudad de México.

Biography

Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold more than four and a half million copies around the world in 35 languages, as well as The Law of Love and Between Two Fires. She lives in Mexico City.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Hometown:
      Mexico City, Mexico
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 30, 1951
    2. Place of Birth:
      Mexico City, Mexico

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2001

    Profundamente humana y llena de emociones.

    La sensibilidad y habilidad de Júbilo para comprender e interpretar los sentimientos de su esposa, se ve afectada por los celos, que lo hace decir cosas que los separará; llevándolo --por un tiempo-- al vicio y a quedar literalmente en la calle, después de haber sido un respetable profesional y un excelente marido y padre. Los celos le enferma no solo el alma, sino el cuerpo, quedando postrado en cama, ciego y sin poder hablar. Lluvia, hija de ambos, logra un acercamiento entre ellos (Júbilo y Lucha), después de 30 años de separación. Ella logra entender que el amor entre sus padres permaneció por siempre, aunque los puentes de la comunicación habian desaparecido.

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