The island beneath the sea

The island beneath the sea

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From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue tothe lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, Isabel Allende's latest novel tells thestory of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible. Born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue - now known as Haiti -Tété is the product of violent union between an African mother she never knew and one of the white sailors who brought her into bondage.When twenty-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives on the island in 1770, it's with powdered wigs in his trunks and dreams of financial success in his mind. But running his father's plantation, Saint Lazare, is neither glamorous nor easy. Against the merciless backdrop of sugar cane fields, the lives of Tété and Valmorain grow ever more intertwined. When bloody revolution arrives at the gates of Saint Lazare, they flee the island for the decadence and opportunity of New Orleans. There, Tété finally forges a new life - but her connection to Valmorain is deeper than anyone knows and not so easily severed. Spanning four decades, 'Island Beneath the Sea' is the moving story of one woman's determination to find love amid loss, to offer humanity though her own has been so battered, and to forge her own identity in the cruellest of circumstances.


Detalles del libro
ISBN:
9780007423330
Fecha de Edición:
8-junio-2011
Editorial:
HARPER COLLINS (PENGUIN)
ISBN:
9780007423330
Fecha de Edición:
8-junio-2011
Número de páginas:
400
Idioma:
Inglés
Género:
Novela - Narrativa
Subgénero:
Novela Española e Hispanoamericana

Referencia:

006523025655 |

EAN:

9780007423330

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