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The Hummingbird’s Daughter

The Hummingbird’s Daughter

Author(s): Luis Alberto Urrea

Location(s): Mexico

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Late 1800s

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an epic mystical drama of a young woman’s sudden sainthood in late-19th century Mexico. It is 1889 and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16 year old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful rancher Don Tomas Urrea, wakes from the strangest dream. This passionate and rebellious young woman has arisen from death with a power to heal – but it will take all her faith to endure the trials that await her now that she has become the ‘Saint of Cabora.’

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The novel brings to life not only the deeply pious figure whom Díaz himself dubbed “the Most Dangerous Girl in Mexico” but also the blood-soaked landscape of pre-revolutionary Mexico. (The New Yorker)

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021