Isabel Allende’s Of Love and Shadows exudes a magical, ethereal quality.
Okay, so I am a little late this week, but wanted to share some of Allende’s evocative prose.
Here is my teaser:
He also lost himself in literature; seduced by the work of Latin-American writers, he realised he lived in a country in miniature, a spot on the map, buried in a vast and marvelous continent where progess arrives several centuries late; a land of hurricanes, earthquakes, rivers broad as the sea, jungles where sunlight never penetrates, where mythological animals creep and crawl over eternal humus alongside human beings unchanged since the beginning of time; an irrational geography where you can be born with a star on your forehead, a sign of the marvelous; an enchanting realm of towering cordilleras where the air is as thin as a veil, of absolute deserts, dark, shaded forests and serene valleys.
Looking forward to reading your teasers!
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following: Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.