The Barefoot Queen

The Barefoot Queen

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Facing homelessness after the death of her master, Cuban former slave Caridad becomes a freedom fighter at the side of rebellious gypsy Milagros Carmona, with whom she confronts increasingly hostile elements in mid-eighteenth-century Madrid.
Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780804139489
0804139482
Call Number: F FALCONES
Characteristics: 647 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lethem, Mara - Translator

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finn75
Apr 27, 2016

Brilliant! Best historical fiction I have read in a long time. The book focuses on the lives and hardships of a handful of Gypsies and the former black slave they take in. Colorful with a great ending I really enjoyed sinking into 18th century Spain.

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