México, D.F: Alfaguara, 2015. First Edition. Paperback. 342p., wrps. new. Item #56369
"1492. Vida y tiempos de Juan Cabezón de Castilla" is a novel that begins in the summer of 1391 with the assault on the Jewish quarter of Seville, and concludes with the voyage of Columbus to the Indies in August 1492, bringing the myth and history of 15th-century Spain together in one literary space. The narrative centers around Juan Cabezón, a descendant of converts who searches for his lost love, Isabel de la Vega. His pursuit immerses readers in the daily life of the time, while simultaneously embarking on an unforgettable journey through various medieval towns and cities, including Madrid, Toledo, Zaragoza, Ávila, Calatayud, Teruel, Trujillo and many others. Through this narrative, author Homero Aridjis creates a unique mosaic of Spain, encompassing three religions and a tumultuous political era.