Infinity in the palm of her hand: a novel of Adam and Eve

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Harper, Mar 10, 2009 - Fiction - 209 pages
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The internationally bestselling author and poet offers a wholly creative reimagining of the biblical story of Adam and Eve.

Prepare to enter a fascinating, primitive universe that goes back to the very beginning, to the story upon which Western civilization is based. Poetry and mystery go hand in hand in this transcendent novel about mankind, as never before imagined. Join Adam and Eve as they discover the world for themselves, feel their confusion and panic when they face punishment, and observe in awe as they experience the power to give life and, eventually, the ability to take it away to survive.

Gioconda Belli's beguiling and soulfully rewarding novel is a parable that captures our own time and our own uncertain future.

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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

This book is a fictional retelling of the Adam and Eve story. It begins with the creation of Adam, continues through the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden, and ends shortly after Cain kills Abel. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - harpua - LibraryThing

This was an interesting one. A fictionalization of the Adam and Eve story, supposedly taken from various legends and other accounts of the Biblical story. What was interesting about this one was ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Gioconda Belli's poetry and fiction have been published in many languages. Her first novel, The Inhabited Woman, was an international bestseller; her collection of poems, Linea de fuego, won the prestigious Casa de las Americas Prize. She lives in Santa Monica, California, and Managua, Nicaragua.


Nacida en Managua, Nicaragua, Gioconda Belli es autora de una importante obra poÉtica de reconocido prestigio internacional. Es autora de La mujer habitada, SofÍa de los presagios, Waslala, El taller de las mariposas y un libro de memorias titulado El paÍs bajo mi piel. Publicada por las editoriales mÁs prestigiosas del mundo, Gioconda Belli vive desde 1990 entre Estados Unidos y Nicaragua.

Cesar Vallejo (1892a1938) published his first book of poems, "Los Heraldos Negros," in 1919. He spent most of his life in Europe and died in dire poverty in Paris.
Margaret Sayers Peden is a recipient of the Gregory Kolovakos Award for Translation from the PEN Foundation and a translator of more than thirty books by authors including Isabel Allende, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz.
Ilan Stavans is a professor at Amherst College and the author of several books, including "On Borrowed Words,

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