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Nerea Riesco
The Country of Butterflies

(El país de las mariposas)

Commercial Fiction / Historical Novel

  • Published: 24/05/2012
  • ISBN: 9788499897547
  • 336 pages

Spain, 16th century. Mariana’s friend, Alfonso, and her father are sentenced to death. Mariana’s brother sets off for the New World, and soon she will do the same to escape a bleak future. There, she will meet Miguel, a descendant of Moctezuma. An interracial love story will be set in the 16th century, between Spain and New Spain (Mexico).

About the author

She is a regular contributor to El País, teaches classes in radio locution at the Facultad de Comunicación in Seville, and is a professor of Creative Writing Workshops at the Centro Andaluz de las Letras (CAL).

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  • Italy: Garzanti Libri