Frida

Frida

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Penguin Putnam
Frida Kahlo, painter and cultural icon, lived a life of extremes. The subject of an Academy Award(c) nominated film starring Salma Hayek, Kahlo was crippled by polio and left barren by an accident when she was a teenager. And yet she went on to fall in love with and marry another star of the art world, muralist Diego Rivera. filled with passion, jealousy, and deceit, their story captured the world's imagination.

Told in the voice of Frida's sister Cristina, who bears witness to Frida and Diego's tumultuous marriage, this is a brilliantly vivid work of historical fiction. What unfolds is an intense tale of sibling rivalry, as both sisters vie for Rivera's affection. Mujica imbues the lives and loves of these remarkable characters with sparkling drama and builds her tale to a shattering conclusion.

Baker & Taylor
A historical novel centered around the life of Frida Kahlo--the colorful, contentioius Mexican painter who married Diego Rivera--introduces readers to Mexico in the first half of the twentieth century and the extraordinary characters that shaped Kahlo's life. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Frida Kahlo, world famous artist and cultural icon, lived a life full of extremes. Crippled by polio and left barren by a near fatal accident at age eighteen, she went on to marry another towering cultural figure, muralist Diego Rivera. Filled with passion, love, jealousy and deceit, their story captured the world's imagination. Told in the voice of Frida's sister Cristina, who is witness to Frida and Diego's tumultuous marriage, this is a brilliantly conceived work of fiction and a vivid portrait of a compelling, unique woman.
What unfolds is both an intense tale of sibling rivalry, as both sisters vie for Rivera's affection, and a fascinating history of Mexico in the first half of the twentieth century, with figures like Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and the stunningly beautiful movie stars Maria Felix, Dolores del Rio, and Paulette Goddard. Mujica imbues the lives and loves of these remarkable, captivating people with real drama and builds her tale to a shattering conclusion.

Baker
& Taylor

A historical novel centered around the life of Frido Kahlo--the colorful, contentious Mexican painter who married Diego Rivera--introduces readers to Mexico in the first half of the twentieth century and the characters that shaped Kahlo's life.

Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2001
ISBN: 9781585670741
158567074X
Characteristics: 366 p., [2] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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