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Set in Spain and Mexico during the 1930s, Matadora tells the story of Luna Caballero Garcia, an impoverished and intrepid servant attempting to make her name in the bullring at a time when it was illegal for a girl to do so. Matadora carries readers from bohemian artistic circles in Mexico City and Andalusia to Norman Bethune's mobile blood transfusions on the Madrid front.

Against a backdrop of rising fascism and the Spanish Civil War, Elizabeth Ruth has created a powerful and compelling exploration of love, art, and politics, and an intelligent mirror for our times.

Boldly sensual, with a cast of unforgettable characters and a plot that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, Matadora is easily one of the most original books of the year.

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Cormorant Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781770862081
Branch Call Number: RUT
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,22 cm


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Aug 11, 2015

What a treat, as a constant reader, to come across a new story. I will look for other books by this author. This book could very well have been a standard rags-to-riches tale, but it's much more than that.

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