1. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

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1. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Post  samurailynn on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:31 pm

This is the fictional account of a boy whose life happens to intertwine with Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Lev Trotsky. He was born to a Mexican mother and an US American father. He lived in both countries as a child and fluently spoke English and Spanish. He ended up in the employment of the three famous people as a plaster maker/assistant to the muralist, a household cook, and a transcriptionist/secretary.

This felt like a biography of the aforementioned famous people as seen from someone in their employment. I can't say how close to actual life it was, but it seemed realistic enough. It was very interesting and gave me a chance to learn a little about the lives of two artists that I knew of but didn't really know, as well as a chance to hear more about a political figure that I already respected.

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