Like Water For Chocolate

Like Water For Chocolate

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/09/1993
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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.

For the next twenty-two years 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.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552995870
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 159g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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Like Water For Chocolate
Quirky, yet intriguing.
At first I found the format peculiar, with the recipes beginning each chapter, but it immediately started to excite me to see each recipe because in my opi... READ MORE
Like Water For Chocolate
Novel in 12 instalments set in Coahuila, MEXICO
The novel is set in early 20th Century Coahuila in Mexico. Revolution under Pancho Villa is rumbling along… In an isolated ranch there are two generations ... READ MORE
Like Water For Chocolate
More bitter than sweet
Like Water For Chocolate is the story of the De la Garza family; two generations of women running a large family ranch during the turbulent revolutionary u... READ MORE