Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 224 pages
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“Ingenious.”

—Vogue

 

“Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand takes on nothing less than the creation myth of Western culture.”

 —Salman Rushdie

 

The winner of the prestigious 2008 Biblioteca Breve Prize—joining such renowned Latin American luminaries as Mario Vargas Llosa and Carlos Fuentes—acclaimed poet and novelist Gioconda Belli’s Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand is a wholly creative and original re-imagining of the story of Adam and Eve and original sin. In a brilliant translation by Margaret Sayers Peyden, this remarkable new look at the Book of Genesis will appeal to readers of the novels of Isabel Allende, Anne Rice’s Jesus Chronicles, and to all lovers of great imaginative literature.

 

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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

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
21
Section 4
24
Section 5
30
Section 6
35
Section 7
40
Section 8
50
Section 18
129
Section 19
135
Section 20
142
Section 21
151
Section 22
161
Section 23
167
Section 24
170
Section 25
174

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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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.

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