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True History of Paradise A Novel

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ISBN-10: 0812979834

ISBN-13: 9780812979831

Edition: N/A

Authors: Margaret Cezair-Thompson

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In her debut novel, the award-winning author ofThe Pirate's Daughtertells the captivating story of three generations of women and their hardship, struggle, love, and survival After the violent death of her older sister Lana, Jean Landing vows to flee Jamaica, which is in a state of national emergency. Jean's beloved homeland, simultaneously beautiful and violent, no longer holds a future for her. As she crosses the lush landscape of Blue Mountains and bougainvillea, rich African rhythms and expressive patoiswith perhaps the only man she's ever loved by her sideJean's memories and the voices of her ancestors engulf her, entreating her to stay, warning her to leave. The True History of…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.24" wide x 7.94" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Margaret Cezair-Thompson was born and raised in Jamaica, West Indies.nbsp;She is the author of the highly acclaimed, bestselling novel The Pirate's Daughter, which was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2008. The True History of Paradise was her first novel, and was shortlisted for the IMPAC Award.nbsp; She is a professor of English at Wellesley College, and lives in Massachusetts.