Paseo de la Reforma

Elena Poniatowska

NOVELA. PLAZA & JÁNES, 1996. 176 PAGES

Ashby Egbert is a member of the Mexican upper classes and that is how he was brought up. He never thinks to question his upbringing until he suffers an accident while his parents are away and must stay in a public hospital where he discovers a new Mexico, one of workers and outcasts, and something begins to change inside of him. He will pretend to continue following the rules of his class and will even marry a suitable partner but his feelings have changed and as he enters intellectual and literary circles he will learn more about the world and meet the indomitable Amaya Chacel, a unique, unpredictable and contradictory woman, both cruel and loving at the same time. Inspired by Elena Garro, Paseo de la Reforma is a unique portrayal of the character and real personality of Octavio Paz's first wife, as revealed by her romance with the aristocrat Archibaldo Burns, who lost everything for love. This isn't the first time that Elena Poniatowska has portrayed an exceptional woman: in her hands, the incredible story of Amaya Chacel becomes an exciting adventure.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish PLAZA Y JÁNES / PENGUIN RAMDOM HOUSE / JOAQUIN MORTIS / LUMEN / SEIX BARRAL

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