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Mapmakers Opera

Bea Gonzalez

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ISBN : 9780002005425
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276 pages
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Listen as Ba Gonzalez discusses some of the things that influenced the writing of The Mapmakers Opera in this series of exclusive videos.IN A TOWN IN THE HEART OF LA MANCHA, home to Don Quijote and his windmills, to long afternoons and silent,MoreListen as B�a Gonzalez discusses some of the things that influenced the writing of The Mapmakers Opera in this series of exclusive videos.IN A TOWN IN THE HEART OF LA MANCHA, home to Don Quijote and his windmills, to long afternoons and silent, silent nights, the Clemente family lived for centuries, their fortunes tied to those of a plant…So begins the grand buler�a that is The Mapmaker’s Opera. Born in Seville, Spain, to a dishonoured governess, a young Diego Clemente finds solace in the world of books, in particular John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Aided by this magnificent volume, he nurtures the artistic talent that will transform his life.Presented with the tremendous opportunity to assist the renowned American naturalist Edward Nelson, Diego moves to Mexico’s Yucat�n Peninsula to help the master complete the first guide to the region’s birds. Arriving on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, Diego finds himself in a world that is as precarious as it is beautiful, where opulent henequen plantations are built on the backs of slave labour and the social order is on the brink of imploding. There, Diego falls for the young Sofia, a woman who longs to be as free as the birds she also loves.In this mesmerizing tale of star-crossed passions, a pair of mysterious birds and a young man’s quest to honour both his mentor and his father, The Mapmaker’s Opera transports its audience in a tour de force of magical storytelling.