Pierced by the Sun

  • by Laura Esquivel, Jordi Castells - translator
  • Narrated by Roxanne Hernandez
  • 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lupita's hard-knock life has gotten the better of her time and time again. A childhood robbed of innocence set off a chain of events that she still has not managed to control, no matter how hard she tries. Every time she thinks she has a handle on things, unexpected turns make her question everything, including herself.
When Lupita witnesses the murder of a local politician whom she greatly admires, the ghosts of her past resurface as she tries to cope with the present. She quickly falls back into her old self-destructive habits and becomes a target of Mexico's corrupt political machine. As the powers that be kick into high gear to ensure the truth remains hidden, Lupita finds solace in the purity of indigenous traditions. While she learns how to live simply, like her ancestors, she comes to understand herself and rediscovers light within a dark life. And if there is hope for Lupita's redemption, perhaps there is hope for Mexico.


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Horrible would be an upgrade

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I read a reasonable amount and couldn't make it past the first chapter. The superfluous use of profanity with no real contribution to the story line made it a complete waste of time.

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- Cat007

Poor translation and robotic reader

Possibly read the book it's probably better. This is too painful...
The reader sounds like a computer.
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- Newport,RI

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio