A poignant tale, touched with magic, graphic earthiness and bittersweet wit.
A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and in desperation he marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her. For the next 22 years Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion. Only a freakish chain of tragedies, bad luck and fate finally reunite them against all the odds. – See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/laura-esquivel/like-water-for-chocolate-9780552995870.aspx#sthash.JW16JD9Z.dpuf