The University of Wisconsin Press

Fiction / Latin America


The Inhabited Woman
A Novel
Gioconda Belli
Translated by Kathleen March
With a new foreword by Margaret Randall

The Americas
Ilan Stavans, Series Editor | Irene Vilar, Associate Editor

"A passionate story of love, courage, solidarity, and death."
—Isabel Allende

Lavinia is accomplished, independent, and fiercely modern. She is also sheltered and self-involved, until the spirit of an Indian woman warrior enters her being. Then she dares to join a revolutionary movement against a violent dictator and finds the courage to act.

Gioconda Belli was in the Nicaraguan underground resistance against the Somoza regime and later worked in the Sandinista government. She lives in Managua and Los Angeles.

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cover is soft purple and green, with an illustration of a woman with windblown hair

October 2004
LC: 20040535372 PQ

420 pp.    5 x 8

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ISBN 978-0-299-20684-0
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