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Cuadrillas y Contradanzas Carlos A. Gonzalez

Cuadrillas y Contradanzas

Carlos A. Gonzalez

Published May 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781598350661
Hardcover
293 pages
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Guadalajara, 1858. Fanny Taylor is an unsuccessful dressmaker on the brink of bankruptcy. Her only son, Bernardo, ends up being caught for robbery, after having attempted to seduce her servant, Margarita, with trinkets. Driven by a desire forMoreGuadalajara, 1858. Fanny Taylor is an unsuccessful dressmaker on the brink of bankruptcy. Her only son, Bernardo, ends up being caught for robbery, after having attempted to seduce her servant, Margarita, with trinkets. Driven by a desire for revenge, an anonymous love letter, and the memory of past misdeeds, Fanny decides to sell the girl to a perverted old man. But the wicked dressmakers plans seem to be ruined when a revolt against the palace begins that could endanger the life of the current president. A crime and a series of disastrous misunderstandings set off a chain of eventful episodes that will forever change the life of Margarita and her employer.Cuadrillas y Contradanzas is a zigzagging story of adventures, of love and war, set in the romantic Guadalajara of the mid-nineteenth century, during the Guerra de Tres Años. Marvel at the skill with which the author manages a plot that keeps readers in suspense and drives them to not shut its pages until they satisfy their curiosity about the ending. González offers us a tempting portrait of the age, with very well-developed characters who, beyond any doubt, win the sympathy or hatred of the reader, with no middle ground. This is a work one can completely enjoy reading, as much for its historical-fictional contents as for the ornate language in which they are clothed.