Divine Husband, The: A Novel by Francisco Goldman

Divine Husband, The: A Novel A Novel Hardcover Jan 13 2005

By Francisco Goldman
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The Divine Husband follows Maria de las Nieves Moran on her journey from closeted girlhood in a riotous convent to social, sexual and intellectual emancipation in the giddy city of New York. Her life is told through a series of unforgettable characters who strive, just as she does, for love and success in late-nineteenth century America, both North and South: Jose Marti, poet and hero of Cuban independence; Mack Chinchilla, entrepreneur and idealist; and a stifled English Diplomat all become enthralled by the charismatic Maria, and, perhaps, conspire in her downfall as she gives birth to a daughter that one of them may have fathered. This is a novel of great beauty and wisdom, filled with disarming Indian girls, wandering Jewish coffee farmers, eccentric shaman priests, and the founder of the rubber-balloon industry - a nocturnal prophylactic producer. Francisco Goldman has written a novel of great humanity and heart that will be a literary event.

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Product Details

Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Atlantic Books
Publication date
Jan 13 2005
Language
English
Pages
512
ISBN-13
9781843544043
ISBN-10
1843544040
Dimensions
138.0mm x 216.0mm