“With vivid imagery, Eva Luna transports the reader to an almost mythic continent where magical happenings are everyday events.”
Now that I am older, I see the stereotypes in this story much clearer: the tragic mulatto, the man-as-savior, romancing the rebel, the older man/ younger woman and probably more that I cannot identify. Oh yes, the gay best friend who becomes a transsexual.
Eva Luna, the main character and narrator, spends her life in an unnamed South American country. Orphaned at six years of age, her mother’s coworker takes responsibility for Eva.
She makes her living as a domestic before she agrees to sell her stories. (She initially writes scripts for soap operas.)