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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A Novel Mario Vargas Llosa. 17 Words to Change the World 18 The Late-
Blooming Vice 19 The Monster-City 20 The Sorcerer of Hiva Oa 21 The Last
Battle 22 Pink Horses 1 Flora in Auxerre April 1844 She opened her eyes.
At the cathedral, she had a conversation that ended in a fight with the parish
priest, Father Fortin, a fat, balding little man with fearful eyes, foul breath, and a
greasy cassock, whose narrowmindedness managed to infuriate her. (“Temper,
... swollen lips, and the large fixed eye of a parrot. 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 ...
Husband and wife looked at each other with tears in their eyes and agreed: it
would be another way of keeping their son by their side. He made a few sketches
immediately, and others during the wake. He then painted the portrait on one of
A tall, somewhat stooped man, with hair like straw, a very broad forehead, bold
and roguish eyes, and a protuberant nose that constantly monitored the smells
around him. You seduced him at first sight with your big deep eyes and curly
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gbill - LibraryThing
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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