What is the genre of the novel Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel?

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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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The genre is "magical realism." Magical realism has its origins in Latin America, appropriate for this Mexican author. Magical realism is a technique that infuses fantastic or dreamlike elements with realism.

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It is called magical realism. There are many other books in this genre which I highly recommend, especially 100 Years of Solitude.