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The Island of Eternal Love

The Island of Eternal Love

(2008)
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An enchanting multigenerational epic of three families - from Africa, Spain, and China - and their bond to one another and the island they call home.

Cecilia is alone in a city that haunts her. Life in Miami evokes memories of Cuba: a scent in the breeze like the sea at the Malecón; the beat of a clave recalls island evenings when couples danced to forgotten rhythms. Far from her family, her history, and her home, Cecilia seeks refuge in a bar in Little Havana, where a mysterious old woman's fascinating tale keeps her returning night after night.

It is a story of three families from opposite corners of the world - from Africa, Spain, and China - that spans more than a century. Within it, a Chinese widow seeks protection for her daughter in her family's idols; an African slave brings the rhythms of her birth to an enchanted island; and a curse dances before the female descendants of a charmed Spanish matriarch, forming the mythic origins of one family's indestructible bond. The connection strengthens with each generation into a legendary, unbreakable love. Under the story's heady sway, Cecilia begins to discover the source of the elusive shadows that plague her and, along with it, a link to the past she cannot shake.

From Daína Chaviano, a distinctive literary voice available to English-speaking readers for the first time, comes this multifaceted portrait of the Cuba of this century. As haunting as it is tantalizing, The Island of Eternal Love is an ambitious, provocative, and magical novel that uncovers the secrets of a woman, a family, and an island - all in one spellbinding tale.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Island of Eternal Love
Author(s): Daina Chaviano
ISBN: 1-59448-992-0 / 978-1-59448-992-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Island of Eternal Love
Author(s): Daina Chaviano
ISBN: 1-59448-379-5 / 978-1-59448-379-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Island of Eternal Love
Author(s): Daina Chaviano
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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