In a rich, luscious style bordering on magical realism, F.G. Haghenbeck takes readers on an intriguing ride through a fictional account of the life of Frida Kahlo. The story features her tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera, the development of her artistic vision, her complex personality, her lust for life and her existential feminism.
Opening and closing inside Frida's mind at the age of 46, on her deathbed, this poetic experience takes us through a kaleidoscope of memories and hallucinations. Shivering on the threshold of life and death, dream and reality, truth and myth, this novel reveals a woman who is defiant and uncompromising.
A historical novel centered around the life of Frida Kahlo--the colorful, contentious Mexican painter who married Diego Rivera--introduces readers to Mexico in the first half of the twentieth century and the characters that shaped Kahlo's life.
Pursued from country to country by Stalin's GPU agents, Leon Trotsky found refuge in Mexico City in 1937. There he encountered the fire and splendor of the artist Frida Kahlo who, with her husband Diego Rivera, welcomed Trotsky and his wife, Natalia into their home, the Casa Azul.
The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events.
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