Dulcinea

By Ana Veciana-Suarez

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Release

05-02-23

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Historical

Release

05-02-23

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Historical

Overview

The Book of Longings meets Ahab’s Wife and the work of Geraldine Brooks in Dulcinea, Ana Veciana-Suarez’s beautiful homage to Don Quixote.

Dolça, mistress, muse, and lifelong love of Miguel de Cervantes de Cortinas, paints her story against the rich backdrop of Spain as she travels from Barcelona to Madrid at the behest of her dying paramour.

The daughter of a wealthy merchant, young Dolça was besotted with the dashing, bootstrapping author from their first meeting. Despite Miguel’s entreaties, the ever-practical Dolça, with her love of luxury and her devotion to her own art, repeatedly refused to upend her life for him, although she always welcomed his attentions on her own terms. However, when Miguel renders her as the lowly Dulcinea in his great Quixote, creating a scandal and revealing their association, he commits an unforgivable offense and their decades-long affinity is severed, until he reaches out to her one last time.

Ana Veciana-Suarez

Author Biography

Ana Veciana-Suarez is a syndicated columnist for Tribune Content Agency and the author of two novels, The Chin Kiss King and Flight to Freedom, and one book of essays, Birthday Parties in Heaven. Her commentary has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day, the Washington Post Magazine, Parenting, Reader’s Digest, Latina, and various newspapers and websites. It also has been included in several anthologies, garnering prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Feature and Sunday Editors, Women in Communications, and the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. She was awarded the 2019 Cintas Fellowship for Creative Writing. She lives in Miami.