As the millions of fans of Like Water for Chocolate
Esquivel is a romanticist whose novels explore the power of love and the
truths of the human heart. She returns to those themes in Swift as Desire
, the story of a loving and passionate man who has the gift of bringing happiness to everyone except his own wife.
The hero of this novel
Júbilo Chi, a telegraph operator who is born with the ability to “hear”
people’s true feelings and respond to their most intimate, unspoken
desires. His life changes forever the day he falls deeply and
irrevocably in love with Lucha, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy
family. She believes money is necessary to insure happiness, while for
Júbilo, who is poor, love and desire are more important than
possessions. But their passion for each other enables them to build a
happy life together -- until their idyll is shattered by a terrible
event that drives them bitterly apart. Only years later, as Júbilo lies
dying, is his daughter able to unravel the mystery behind her parents’
long estrangement and bring about a surprising reconciliation.