Chronicles of Air and Dreams
Rosa Martha Villarreal
239pp. Hard Cover 5˝" x 8˝"
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A Mexican-American archeologist and her family are caught up in the legends and myths of their Aztec and Maya heritage. The story shifts between present day and the 16th century, and between dreams and reality. At once a ghost story, a romance, and a mystery, this novel is unique in its presentation of a modern Mexican-American family. (Click here for sample chapter)
"After an Aztec pyramid collapses
around her, Mexican-American archeologist María Elena Vázquez finds herself and her
loved ones possessed by unavenged, centuries-old spirits in Chronicles of Air and
Dreams. The conquistador Cortés's interpreter Malintzín, along with Cortés and
Malintzín's younger son, take over the lives of María and her friends and family
to reenact their ancient conflicts. Mexican-American author and activist Rosa Martha
Villarreal (Doctor Magdalena) tells a sensational story of love, mystery and
visionary experience in straightforward prose, while including politics, religion and
violence in ancient and modern Mexico."
Publishers Weekly, 9/99