LOVING YOU WAS MY UNDOING by Javier Gonzalez-Rubio

LOVING YOU WAS MY UNDOING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This simplistic though appealing combination of rousing adventure and tragic love story, which takes place during the Mexican Revolution, was first published in Spanish in 1991. It’s the story of rebel general Valentino Cobelo’s passion for the beautiful widow of a scholarly notary public who was one of the Revolution’s first martyrs. The only thing, however, that lifts this novel above mediocrity is Gonzalez-Rubio’s deft analysis of the suffocating traditional mores that shape his characters inexorably, and foreordain their story’s sweeping (it’s really the only appropriate word) romantic conclusion.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-8050-4878-2
Page count: 155pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1999