University of Chicago Press Free e-book of the month.
Doña Barbara, their free e-book for July, is a classic Latin American novel and a forerunner of the magical realism of writers such as Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. The story of Doña Barbara is the epic struggle between two cousins for land and cattle on the Venezuelan prairie, and of a beautiful and mysterious woman—rumored to be a witch—with a ferocious power over men. In his new foreword, Larry McMurtry calls Doña Barbara “the Bovary of the llano”—a magnetic and memorable heroine enmeshed in an epic tale. Doña Barbara, makes perfect vacation reading in July.
Get the e-book edition of Doña Barbara free in July!