Like Water for Chocolate

Written byLaura Esquivel Thomas Christensen Carol Christensen

Published in

About "Like Water for Chocolate"

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes. A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. In desperation, Pedro marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her, so that Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion. Only a freakish chain of tragedies, bad luck and fate finally reunite them against all the odds.


Genres
  • Fiction
  • Romance
  • Magical Realism
  • Historical Fiction
  • Classics
  • Fantasy
  • Food
  • Spanish Literature
  • Adult
  • Novels
awards
  • Prêmio Jabuti for Tradução (1994)
  • American Booksellers Book Of The Year Award for Adult Trade (1994)
ISBN9780552995870pages222publisherBlack SwanseriesComo agua para chocolate #1settings
  • Mexico
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