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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... used to do and love and fear had disappeared from their lives. It wasn't true; at
least one myth was still alive, proved by the fretting of the girl you held in your
arms: tupapau, tupapau. He felt his cock stiffen. He was trembling with excitement
spectacle of those buttocks tightened and raised by fear. It was a struggle to
penetrate her—she purred, protested, shrank, and finally screamed—and as
soon as he felt his cock inside her, squeezed and painful, he ejaculated with a
The naked girl would be obscene without the fear in her eyes and the incipient
downturn of her mouth. But fear didn't diminish her beauty. It augmented it,
tightening her buttocks in such an insinuating way, making them an altar of
human flesh ...
Flora understood their fears and mastered her impatience. They worked fifteen
hours or more out of every twenty-four, seven days a week, and they were clearly
malnourished, haggard, sickly, aged by their animal existence. What more could
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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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