The Intense Heat of the Moon

Gioconda Belli

NOVEL. SEIX BARRAL, 2014. 320 PAGES.

El intenso calor de la luna (The Intense Heat of the Moon) tells the story of Emma, a Flaubertian character who rebels against the role that society imposes upon mature women. When her sexy, attractive body begins to show the first signs of aging, Emma agonizes about losing her femininity. In the midst of a whirlwind of negative thoughts, a fortuitous event changes her situation completely. She encounters an unexpected passion that disrupts her peaceable routine and introduces her to pleasure, sexuality and the possibilities now open to her in her new stage of life. Gioconda Belli explores the identity of woman once their youth had faded, when they need to go beyond the myths that focus on youthful beauty and fertility, to uncover a new kind of eroticism and their inherent power.

Interview with the author in El País (Spanish)

 

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish SEIX BARRAL | German DROEMER | Italian FELTRINELLI

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