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Book Title: Matadora|
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The size of the: 8.43 MB
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The author of the book: Elizabeth Ruth
Edition: Cormorant Books
Date of issue: March 1st 2013
ISBN 13: 9781770862081
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Reader ratings: 5.7
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“Love is a dark and dangerous animal.
For love, you must be prepared to die.”
Matadora is set in 1930’s Spain and Mexico, in the years leading up to the Spanish Civil War. It begins on a bull-breeding ranch in southern Andalucia, Spain, and takes the reader to Mexico and then back to Spain.
The story centres on a girl named Luna Caballero Garcia, orphaned young and working as a servant of the famed Garcia family. Luna is determined to become a bullfighter, despite her lowly station in life and the fact that women are prohibited from graduating to the status of matador-do-toros. She burns for the ring, and is willing to bend or break any rule to enter it.
Fortunately, Luna finds unlikely patrons in her master’s sons. Manuel, an aspiring poet and socialist, sees in his surrogate sister the genius he wishes he was; Pedro sees a chance to make an astonishing amount of money. The trio decides to travel abroad where Luna will have the opportunity to prove her skill but she knows her true destiny lies in the blood-soaked sands of home.
Matadora is a powerful, compelling exploration of love and ambition. The pain that drives all our ambition, the yearning for love it reveals, the lengths we go to win love, and the price we pay along the way. Matadora is about someone like you, trying against all odds, to win love.
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Read information about the authorElizabeth Ruth is a writer, creative writing instructor and mother living in Toronto, Canada. Her first novel, Ten Good Seconds of Silence was a finalist for the Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Her critically acclaimed second novel, Smoke, was chosen for the One Book One Community program and named as a top-ten book of the year by NOW magazine. Elizabeth's third novel - Matadora, featuring a female bullfighter in 1930's Spain and Mexico -was published in April, 2013. Matadora is a novel about ambition, passion, politics, and art. NOW Magazine picked Matadora as #3 on their 2013 Must Read Books list. The National Post gave Matadora a stellar review: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/04/...
In 2013, Elizabeth will also publish a Good Reads Books novella for adults with low literacy. Love You To Death is a Psychological thriller.
In 2003 Elizabeth edited an anthology entitled: Bent On Writing, contemporary queer tales.
Elizabeth is well known for her mentorship of aspiring writers. She teaches at the University of Toronto, and within the Humber School for Writers Correspondence Program.
Recently Elizabeth held the position of Writer-In-Residence at the Toronto Public Library. She has also recently delivered workshops and offered manuscript evaluations to writers in northern Ontario. Together with parenting writer Ann Douglas, Elizabeth Ruth delivered professional development workshops to writers across Canada.
Elizabeth Ruth is the current chair of the author's advisory committee of the Writers' Trust of Canada.
She holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in Counselling Psychology, both from the University of Toronto. She is also a graduate of the Humber School of Writers.
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