The Mapmaker's Opera

by Bea Gonzalez

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LoveReading View on The Mapmaker's Opera

An absolutely enchanting book which you cannot fail but be drawn into.  A beautiful book written, unusually, in the style and structure of an opera.  Exotic, mysterious and incredibly well-written.

The Mapmaker's Opera Synopsis

Born in Seville to a dishonoured governess, Diego Clemente finds solace from the turmoil of his early years in the world of books. Presented with the tremendous opportunity to assist in compiling the first guide to the birds of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Diego embarks on a journey that will transform his life.

Arriving on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, Diego finds himself in a world of precarious beauty, where opulent henequen plantations are built on the backs of slave labour, and where the social order is on the brink of imploding. There, Diego falls in love with Sofia, the beautiful, independent daughter of a Mexican farmer, a woman who longs to be as free as the birds she also loves.

A mesmerizing tale of star-crossed passions, a pair of mysterious birds, and a young man's quest to honour both his mentor and his father, The Mapmaker's Opera is by turns hilarious and poignant, a lyrical, magical novel to treasure.

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The Mapmaker's Opera Press Reviews

‘In The Mapmaker's Opera, Béa Gonzalez has created a world bursting at the seams with images and ideas, social history, revolutionary fervour...This is a wonderfully vibrant tapestry, enveloping the reader with its richness.’
Quill & Quire

‘Gonzalez enlivens the page with the colour and richness of a theatrical production...The Mapmaker's Opera is nothing less than a sheer pleasure to read, and an oratoria that transports the reader.’ The Calgary Herald

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ISBN: 9780007207794
Publication date: 06/03/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007207794
Publication date: 6th March 2006
Author: Bea Gonzalez
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About Bea Gonzalez

Béa Gonzalez was born in Vigo, Spain and emigrated with her family to Canada as a child. Following studies in Spain and Toronto, she completed an MA in European Literature and Historical Studies at Kings College London. She lives in Toronto with her husband and her two children.

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