About this book
Paperback edition of Kingsolver's first novel in ten years, which follows the life of a fictional Mexican American novelist from the early 20th century to the 1950s. Takes in true events, such as the lives of Frida Kahlo, Diega Rivera and Lev Tolstoy, plus the WWII and the McCarthy era. Kingsolver's "The Poisonwood Bible" has been voted the UK's number one reading group book, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. '"The Lacuna" is a fascinating, compelling book' Kate Atkinson
Born in the US and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. Making himself useful in the household of the famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and exiled Bolshevik leader Lev Trotsky, young Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution.
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