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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lriley - LibraryThing
A fun book to read. More of a kind of historical fiction with Vargas Llosa alternating his chapters between the life of one Florita (Flora) Tristan and that of her grandson the very well known French ... Read full review
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The tragic and romantic life of artist Paul Gauguin has long been an inspiration for writers of fiction; Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence was based loosely on his story, and Gauguin himself ... Read full review
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