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Author López Barrio, Cristina, 1970-

Title The house of impossible loves : a novel / Cristina López Barrio ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Carter.

Published Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  863.7 LOPEZ    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Casa de los amores imposibles. English
Physical description 319 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Original title misspelled on t.p. verso as La casa de los amores impossibles.
Summary Debut novel of a family bound by searing passions, an earthy magic, and a very unusual curse. The Laguna women suffer from an odd affliction: each generation is condemned to tragic love affairs and to give birth only to girls who are unable to escape the cruel fate of their mothers. One fateful hunting season in their small Castilian town, a young landowner arrives and begins a passionate affair with Clara Laguna, the latest in the family line, daughter of a one-eyed woman known as "the Laguna witch." He leaves her pregnant with yet another daughter, but the seeds of change are sown. Eventually the long-awaited son--Santiago, the great-great grandson of Clara--is born. A window of hope is opened, but is the curse truly over? The novel introduces a cast of memorable, eccentric characters, from a bearded, mute female cook to the local do-gooding priest and the indelible Laguna women themselves.--From the publisher's statement on
Other author Carter, Lisa, 1968-
Subject Families -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780547661193 (hbk.)
0547661193 (hbk.)