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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... with its emphatic assertion that property is theft. Two of those present, who
seemed to be followers of Charles Fourier, had come ready to attack her, with
arguments Flora had heard before from Agricol Perdiguier. If workers had to
They seemed half dead already, ghosts in life. If a statistical analysis were
deemed necessary, the items belonging to the objective world were these: the
mattress, jet-black like the girl's hair; the yellow flowers; the greenish sheets of
Rather, it seemed that of an ex-European, a formerly civilized man, an ex-
Christian who, by force of will, adventure, and suffering, had expelled from
himself the frivolous affectations of decadent Paris and returned to his roots, that
splendid past ...
... land where Koké had built his hut, and Tutsitil's wife, Maoriana, still young and
slightly plump, her elastic thighs showing through her flowered pareu. She had
the typical column-like Tahitian legs, ending in big flat feet that seemed to merge
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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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