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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and to women, would in fact prevent violent outbursts, inevitable in France if
things continued as they had gone on so far. How long would a handful of the
privileged keep growing fat at the expense of the poor? How long would slavery,
In her room at the inn, after some hot soup, she took stock of her day in Auxerre.
She wasn't discouraged. Chin up, Florita. Things hadn't gone well, but they hadn't
gone badly either. Putting yourself at the service of humanity was hard work, ...
So those spirits of the dead did exist, evil creatures with hooked claws and fangs,
things that lived in holes, caves, hidden places in the brush, and hollow trunks,
and came out at night to frighten the living and torment them. Moerenhout's book
One couldn't subsist solely on coconuts, mangoes, and plantains, the only things
graciously offered on tree branches. Then, too, the red plantains grew only in the
mountains, and one had to scale steep slopes to gather them. You'd never ...
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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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