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Author Allende, Isabel.

Title Paula / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Published London : Flamingo, 1995


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  860.64 A4327 A6/P 1996  AVAILABLE
Description 330 pages : portrait ; 20 cm
regular print
Summary Paula is a soul-baring memoir, which, like a novel of suspense, one reads without drawing a breath. The point of departure for these moving pages is a tragic personal experience. In December 1991, Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and shortly thereafter fell into a coma. During months in the hospital, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious daughter. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers. Chile, Allende's native land, comes alive as well, with the turbulent history of the military coup of 1973, the ensuing dictatorship, and her family's years of exile. As an exorcism of death, in these pages Isabel Allende explores the past and questions the gods
Notes Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 1995
Translated from the Spanish
Translated from the Spanish
Subject Allende, Isabel -- Family.
Allende, Isabel, 1942- -- Family.
Allende family.
Authors, Chilean -- 20th century -- Family relationships.
Authors, Chilean -- 20th century -- Family.
Women authors, Chilean -- 20th century -- Family relationships.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Peden, Margaret Sayers.
LC no. 00001189
ISBN 0006548563
Other Titles Paula. English