How does River Woman, River Demon take the idea of magical realism and transform Eva’s world via real magick? How does the magick in this novel both embrace and differ from its Latinx/Indigenous magical real predecessors?
I am on chapter one and so far the e-book cover and title resonates with magical realism. I look forward to meeting Eva and expanding on question one.
I was enraptured by the spell woven by the author. Eva and her X’s stand with feet planted solidly in our modern dysfunctional America and the uniquely New Mexican/Garcia-Marquezian world where time and light, action and thought bend at the will of strong characters and powerful situations. Unburdened by the trappings of fantasy, Albuquerque and El Rio (Grande) at it’s heart are alive with blurry edges, attentive birds, and the crackle of unharnessed energy. The walk through this novel as a character, as a reader, and anyone who has sheltered from the sun in El Bosque, danced with the burn… Read more »
The question is not understandable to me.
I read the book with relish because it puts into words I can use to explain how I experience the spirit/magical world around me. Since I am of european heritage, I do think these experiences are exclusive to non-Europeans.
I am intrigued!
Just got the book. Excited to catch up!
Just starting the book, sounds intriguing
Eva did grow into her magick. I didn’t agree with Eva being gaslighted.
I’m just starting the book, and as a phonics teacher, I’m wondering if the person spelling the word “magick” is doing that intentionally, or it is due to erroneous auto-spell?
It’s intentional on the author’s part. It is to distinguish real magic from stage magic.
The spelling is more congruent with Wicca and indigenous versions of magic practice, so I think it is an intentional and more culturally sensitive spelling!
I thought maybe the person was British.
It’s all throughout. Clearly intentional.
“Magick” is often used in pagan religious practices and in many styles of witchcraft. I think it is supposed to differentiate between the idea of magic “tricks” and the practice of witchcraft as a serious belief system/ religion.
I am so in love with this book. The descriptions are sooo beautiful. Eva is so in love with her husband she wants to save him no matter what. I am halfway thru, reading in the table so do not know the page but I can not wait to see what is going to happen. Did he? she? someone else?And being of Spanish heritage I am enjoying the introduction of Spanish here and there. I will post more when I am finished, or on the last day of discussion since I do not have too much time. I just found… Read more »
I love the book .I love the suspense, the mistery ,the mix language ,I really like it. I would love to read some more books like this one .
I am halfway through the book and Oh my! I am loving it! This book brings me back to when I was a child and my mom would make her trips to the curandera or botanicas because she always wanted to find protection for her and us through her magick beliefs. Such a good book!