_The Mapmaker's Opera_ fiction By Bea Gonzalez
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Starts in Spain but is really a story set in the Yucatan of Mexico. Bird watchers in particular might enjoy this. It is a story about love and passion not only between the sexes but also for the new world and for ornithology.
When artist Diego Clemente moves from Seville to the Yucatán Peninsula to help complete the first guide to the region’s birds, he arrives on the eve of the Mexican Revolution. It is a place where the precarious and the beautiful balance each other, where opulence is built on the backs of slaves and the social order is on the brink of collapse. Here he meets Sofia, a fellow artist and a woman who longs to be as free as the birds she also loves.
Béa Gonzalez creates a lush and richly layered novel that evokes the passing down, from grandmother to mother to daughter, of aspectacular tale of passion and mystery. The Mapmaker’s Opera is a mesmerizing, ebullient story to be shared among friends.