The Way to Paradise: A Novel
A New York Times Notable Book
Flora Tristán, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return in 1844, she makes her name as a champion of the downtrodden, touring the French countryside to recruit members for her Workers' Union.
Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unfold side by side in this double portrait, a rare study in passion and ambition, as well as the obstinate pursuit of greatness in the face of illness and death.
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He went on a horseback expedition that he dubbed “in search of the Sabine,” and
in the tiny settlement of Faaone, at a shop by the side of the road where he
stopped for a drink, the woman serving him asked what he was looking for there.
Willingly, without reservations, she gave herself to him when he asked, and loved
him freely, with gratifying delight. She was a hard worker, too—so different from
Titi Little-Tits!— and she washed clothes, cleaned the hut, and cooked with as ...
You had managed to give the whole a flawless harmony, Koké. Funereal music
emanated from it, and light shone from the greenish-yellow of the sheet and the
orange-tinted yellow of the flowers. “What should I call it?” he asked Teha'amana,
Afterward, they asked her questions, and one of them insinuated that her idea for
the Workers' Palace owed much to the model conceived by the disciples of Saint-
Simon. They weren't wrong, Florita. You had been a diligent student of ...
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The interleaved stories of Flora Tristan, a woman and worker’s right advocate in 1840’s France, and her grandson Paul Gauguin, the post-impressionist painter who became famous for his work done in ... Read full review
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What a fantastic novel! This is the first Llhosa I've read and I'm hooked. The Way to Paradise is a dual fictionalized biography of Paul Gauguin and his grandmother Flora Tristan, a feminist communist ... Read full review
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