The Way to Paradise: A Novel
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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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She had sworn to herself that for the year her tour of France lasted, she would
give no cause, not ever, to deserve the nickname Madame-la-Colère, which she
was sometimes called by Jules Laure and other friends because of her outbursts.
... since Titi Little-Tits, the New Zealander—Maori chatterbox he lived with for his
first few months in Tahiti—in Papeete, then Paea, and finally Mataiea—wasn't his
wife, properly speaking, just a lover. In the beginning, everyone called him Paul.
He went for a brief plunge under the waterfall, naked, remembering that shortly
after he had arrived, an unpleasant gendarme called Claverie had seen him
splashing in the river with no clothes on and fined him for “offending public
Painting her he felt, as he had only a few times before, how right he had been in
Brittany at the Pension Gloanec when he assured the young men who listened
ardently to him and called themselves his disciples, “To truly paint we must shake
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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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I just finished The Way to Paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa. 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 ... Read full review
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