In 1979, a massive secret grave where gendarmes hid the bodies of 15 farmers was discovered near the Chilean capital. Based on this incident, Isabel Allende drew in her novel "Of Love and Shadows" a world of love and hope facing another world of violence and hatred.
In these magical ambiances, the boundaries between reality and imagination blend. The House of Spirits' writer introduces a literary masterpiece and a tragic historic testimony that revolves around a political crime, and a story of drifting passion between a strong charming reporter and a mysterious leftist photographer.
Isabel Allende was born in Peru, and grew up in Chile. She wrote bestselling novels that were highly valued by critics including "The House of Spirits," and "Paula." Her novels sold over 70 million copies around the world.
An Arabic translation by Late Saleh Almani of her novel "Of Love and Shadows" is set to be published soon by Dar Al Adab publishing, Beirut.