Kissing the Virgin's Mouth

A Novel

by Donna M. Gershten

On Sale: 02/05/2002

Kissing the Virgin's Mouth

A Novel

by Donna M. Gershten

On Sale: 02/05/2002

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About the Book

Guadalupe Magdalena Molina Vásquez -- wife, scoundrel, courtesan, mother -- is full of contradictions: she believes in love but is suspicious of men; she rejects religion but admires the Virgin Mary; she respects tradition while breaking all the rules. Here, in the Golden Zone of Teatán, Mexico, Magda tells her extraordinary life story -- from a poor Mexican barrio to American affluence, from wide-eyed childhood to worldly courtesan life, from full-blooded youth to oncoming blindness -- and bewitchingly imparts the hard-earned wisdom she has gained through the years.

Critical Praise

“Lively and pungent…[Gershten] makes Magdalena a rich and contradictory character—and, moreover, a canny storyteller in her own right.” — Los Angeles Times

“Captivating…full of passion and courage…a work of insight and imagination, as well as narrative strength and seductive language.” — Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060933586
  • ISBN 10: 0060933585
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 02/05/2002
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Family Life
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Humorous / General
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Science Fiction / General

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