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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blood father who carried you in his arms to watch the butterflies flutter among the
flowers of the gardens of Vaugirard, and sometimes offered to give you your
bottle; the man who spent hours in his study reading chronicles of French
travelers in ...
Amandine, your best friend, predicted, “So long as you don't give in, so long as
you resist, he'll marry you. Because you're driving him mad, I swear it.” Yes, you
were driving him mad—André Chazal, engraverlithographer, taverngoer,
Give thanks on your knees, Florita.” The marriage was the beginning of the end of
her relationship with her mother; from that moment on, Flora began to love her
less. She had known that because her parents' marriage ceremony, performed by
“But you want to give women this right, too,” one of them reproached her when
she turned the floor over to them for questions. “Don't women eat? Don't they
wear clothes? Don't they need to work to live too?” Flora rapped out as if giving a
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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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