Friday, July 6, 2012

Aura by Carlos Fuentes
It is often difficult to distinguish the magical from the real in Fuentes' book, which is written in second person, a technique that blurs the lines of the characters and reality. The story follows Felipe Montero as he becomes employed in the house of a very old widow to edit her deceased husband's memoirs, meets Aura, the widow's beautiful niece, and discovers the true relationship between Aura and her aunt. It is a complex story that mixes beauty and horror, witchcraft and religion, the dream world and reality.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PQ7297.F793 A85 1986 , 2nd Floor Humanities
Review submitted by Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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