Like Water For Chocolate

By: Esquivel, Laura

Price: $189.00

Quantity: 1 available


After experiencing frustration in the movie business because producers always wanted to change her scripts, Laura Esquivel decided to write a novel. She called it Like Water For Chocolate a Mexican expression for sexual excitement referring to the boiling water into which cocoa is spooned to make hot chocolate. Opening each chapter with one of her own Grandmother's recipes, Esquivel playfully combines romance, melodrama, and magical realism. The story is about a young woman, forbidden by her tyrannical mother and by tradition from marrying her true love. She channels her frustration into her cooking, and as she struggles to be true both to tradition and her own heart, all who eat her food magically share her desire, grief, and rebellion. Originally published in 1989 the novel became an international bestseller, selling over three million copies in thirty languages. This As New book is in perfect condition and has only been removed from its shrinkwrap to verify the signature.This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold highlights on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press in 1999 it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request.

Title: Like Water For Chocolate

Author Name: Esquivel, Laura

Categories: Easton Press Signed,

Edition: 1st Thus

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, Easton Press: 1999

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 003862