Isabel Allende’s mystical new novel is a sly response to anti-immigrant fear | Book Review | Chicago Reader

Isabel Allende’s mystical new novel is a sly response to anti-immigrant fear 

In the Midst of Winter might have dreamlike qualities, but it’s grounded in real-world problems.

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Isabel Allende

Francisco Seco

Chilean-American author Isabel Allende is famous for using magical realism in her fiction, a stylistic attribute that often overshadows how deeply her stories are rooted in her personal experiences. For instance, her debut novel, The House of Spirits, was formed out of…

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