Book: The Love You Promised Me

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The Love You Promised Me

Author: Silvia Molina, David Unger
Publisher: Curbstone Press

Marcela, the heroine of the novel, is a modern, professional woman in her forties sifting through her disappointment after a brief, but intense, extra-marital affair. As the novel opens, Marcela is in the town of San Lázaro, the home town of her forebears, not only to pick up the pieces of her life but also to discover the secret past of her parents. Set in Mexico in 1994, Mexico’s last elections, the Mayan insurrection in Chiapas and the assassination of presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio serve not only as backdrop, but also parallel the emotional vicissitudes in Marcela’s own life.

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