La Esmeralda

by Emma Galvan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/12/1999

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 389
ISBN : 9781420898095

About the Book

The numbing, desperate feeling of being alone, of being hated! The humiliation waiting for the quince bough to fall and tear the flesh! The silence. The cluttered attic that had embraced her, and held her, and become her friend. Father Luis, his beautiful face his blinding smile, the sunshine in the bleak days of her childhood had blended into the shadows of that dimension that people insisted on calling the past. The shot still blasted in her ears. Her hand still curled as though around a pistol stock. The memories? She had tried to leave them behind, but they had insisted to be a part of her life in the exterior world. Now she was flying to the land of sunshine, to marry a man she hardly knew.

About the Author

Emma Galvan was born in a little country town adjacent to the tropical rain forest in southeast Mexico. Her father, a brigadier general in the Mexican army, was the governor of the State of Colima, on the Pacific coast and the Assistant Secretary of Defense. Emma is certified in the English Language by the University of Cambridge, England. She worked as a technical translator for PEMEX, the Mexican Petroleum Company and as an English Professor at the Mexican Institute of Petroleum. At present she is an American citizen with permanent residence in Portland, Oregon, where she continues to write.