The True History of Paradise
By (author) Margaret Cezair-Thompson
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True History of Paradise by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Book DescriptionFrom the acclaimed author of THE PIRATE'S DAUGHTER comes a story of three women born into the divided, troubled paradise of Jamaica. Easter, 1981. With Jamaica in a state of emergency, the Landing family gathers to bury one of its own. For Monica Landing, who had not spoken to her daughter for fifteen years, the death of Lana is the cruellest kind of loss. For Lana's youngest sister, Jean, it is an imcomprehensible tragedy. All she knows is that her beloved homeland holds no future for her. But flight means crossing a landscape where soldiers turned executioners and armed gangs rule. It means making her way through the memories that engulf her, with perhaps the only man she has ever loved by her side. THE TRUE HISTORY OF PARADISE captures the grace, beauty and brutality that are indelible parts of the Jamaican experience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780755347049
(197mm x 131mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Headline Review
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Pirate's Daughter, Paperback / softback (August 2008)» View all books by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
After a long and storied career on the silver screen, Errol Flynn spends much of the last years of his life on a small island off of Jamaica. Based on those years, this novel tells the story a local girl whose affair with Flynn produces a daughter, as it delves into the provocative history of a vanished era.
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Author Biography - Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Margaret Cezair-Thompson was born and raised in Jamaica, West Indies. 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. She is a professor of English at Wellesley College, and lives in Massachusetts.
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