THE INVISIBLE MOUNTAIN is a gem of a novel, grounded in actual history, with a dollop of magical realism, a splash of Dickensian coincidence, with some forbidden romance and political intrigue added to the mix.
The novel opens at the turn of the 20th century in a remote Uruguayan village, when a baby is spirited away and then reappears, a year later, unharmed in the branches of a tree. The young one is named Pajarita вЂ“ translated to little bird вЂ“ and the narrative, divided into three sections, sequentially focuses on her, her daughter Eva, and her granddaughter Salome.
October 9, 2010
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Tags: 20th-Century, Knopf, Latin American, Magical Realism, mother-daughter, Real Event Fiction, Uruguay В· Posted in: 2010 Favorites, Debut Novel, Facing History, Latin American/Caribbean, Reading Guide, South America