|Author||: Laura Esquivel|
|Publisher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Release Date||: 2008-12-09|
|Pages||: 208 pages|
|Rating||: 4.8/5 (473 download)|
Download or read book Malinche written by Laura Esquivel and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-12-09 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An extraordinary retelling of the passionate and tragic love between the conquistador Cortez and the Indian woman Malinalli, his interpreter during his conquest of the Aztecs. Malinalli's Indian tribe has been conquered by the warrior Aztecs. When her father is killed in battle, she is raised by her wisewoman grandmother who imparts to her the knowledge that their founding forefather god, Quetzalcoatl, had abandoned them after being made drunk by a trickster god and committing incest with his sister. But he was determined to return with the rising sun and save her tribe from their present captivity. Wheh Malinalli meets Cortez she, like many, suspects that he is the returning Quetzalcoatl, and assumes her task is to welcome him and help him destroy the Aztec empire and free her people. The two fall passionately in love, but Malinalli gradually comes to realize that Cortez's thirst for conquest is all too human, and that for gold and power, he is willing to destroy anyone, even his own men, even their own love.