The saga of a glamorous Mexico City family. A tale of five women spanning three decades. Martita as a young conventional heiress ruling silently and behind the scenes her brutish and handsome husband, whose infidelities provide her with the gift she’s been praying for. A daughter, bought from Pedro’s former lover, Marisol. Marta, aware of her unconventional heritage, looks to find a place for herself in this world, burdened by her wealth and good looks, and mourning her mother’s death from breast cancer, at twenty-six, she does not know who she is. Structured like a deck of loteria cards, their stories intertwine in time, giving a complex story of love, betrayal, vengeance and meaning.
About the Author: Lorea Canales
Lorea Canales is a noted novelist, translator, journalist, and lawyer. Her first book published in English, Becoming Marta was released by AmazonCrossing in 2016. She received an LLM degree from Georgetown Law, worked and taught in Washington, DC, and Mexico before joining the newspaper Reforma. In 2010, Canales obtained an MFA from NYU. Her novels Apenas Marta (2011) and Los Perros (2013) were published by Random House/Mexico.
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