Of Love and Shadows

Of Love and Shadows

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Beautiful and headstrong, Irene Beltrán works as a magazine journalist—a profession that belies her privileged upbringing and her engagement to an army captain. Her investigative partner is photographer Francisco Leal, the son of impoverished Spanish Marxist émigrés. Together, they form an unlikely but inseparable team—and Francisco quickly falls in love with the fierce and loyal Irene. When an assignment leads them to a young girl whom locals believe to possess miraculous powers, they uncover an unspeakable crime perpetrated by an oppressive regime. Determined to reveal the truth in a nation overrun by terror and violence, each will risk everything to find justice—and, ultimately, to embrace the passion and fervor that binds them.

Profoundly moving and ultimately uplifting, Of Love and Shadows is a tale of romance, bravery, and tragedy, set against the indelible backdrop of a country ruled with an iron fist—and peopled with those who dare to challenge it.



Baker & Taylor
Irene Beltran, a reporter for a women's magazine in a Latin American country, and Francisco Leal, a photographer and a clandestine worker in the resistance, uncover a hideous crime that challenges the official terrorism of their country's military dictatorship.

Blackwell North Amer
Isabel Allende transports us to a Latin American country in the grip of a military dictatorship, where Irene Beltran, an upper-class journalist, and Francisco Leal, photographer son of a Marxist professor, together discover a hideous crime. They also discover how far they dare go in search of the truth in a nation of terror, and how very much they risk.

Publisher: New York : Dial Press : 2005
Edition: Dial Press paperback ed
ISBN: 9780553383836
0553383833
Branch Call Number: ALL
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm

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Jan 03, 2015

Loved this book - it is Allende's 1st novel. I heard about it on a CBC program in the past few weeks - very suspenseful with a strong social justice message.

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Jan 28, 2017

An upperclass journalist, and Francisco Leal, and a Marxist photographer professor discover a crime while trying to find a friend who has disappeared. Shows the abuses of a military dictatorship where facts and evidence can simply are at the whim of those in power..

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