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The way to paradise

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa; Natasha Wimmer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1844, Flora Tristn embarked on a tour of France to campaign for workers' and women's rights. In 1891, her grandson Paul Gauguin set sail for Tahiti, determined to escape civilization and paint primitive masterpieces. Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unfold side by side in this deft, utterly absorbing novel. Flora, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Flora Tristan; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Flora Tristan
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Vargas Llosa; Natasha Wimmer
OCLC Number: 53946520
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar Straus and Giroux, ©2003. 1st American ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Paraíso en la otra esquina.
Responsibility: Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer.

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In 1844, Flora Tristn embarked on a tour of France to campaign for workers' and women's rights. In 1891, her grandson Paul Gauguin set sail for Tahiti, determined to escape civilization and paint primitive masterpieces. Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unfold side by side in this deft, utterly absorbing novel. Flora, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty, and after fleeing a brutal husband, journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return, she makes her name as a popular writer and a champion of the downtrodden, setting herself the arduous task of touring the French countryside to recruit members for her Workers' Union. Paul, struggling painter and stubborn visionary, abandons his wife and five children for life in the South Seas, where his dreams of paradise are poisoned by syphilis, the stifling forces of French colonialism, and a chronic lack of funds, though he has his pick of teenage Tahitian lovers and paints some of his greatest works.-Dust jacket.

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