She is a Chilean author, much acclaimed, and this novel is set in the U.S. It is engrossing and rich in character and plot, classic in style, and epic in scope.
Interesting family dynamics....shown through the development of the son, Gregory's life living the Hispanic section of California, his struggle though life in Vietnam, through unhappy marriage and disfunctional children. As always, Isabel Allende is the story teller who leads you through the characters adventures, as if you were there! susan
Excellent variation of Allende's regular South American location. Told from a boy's perspective and follows him thru adulthood. Allende's descriptions always leave me wanting to read more - as does this one!
A new look for Allende: She carries us through the childhood of her husband, growing up as a white kid in the magic of an hispanic barrio.