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Description - The Way to Paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa

Flora, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty, and after fleeing a brutal husband, journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. Paul, a struggling painter, abandons his wife and five children for life in the South Seas, where his dreams of paradise are poisoned by syphilis, and a chronic lack of funds, though he has his pick of teenage Tahitian lovers and paints some of his greatest works. This double portrait is a rare study in passion and ambition. Vargas Llosa makes stunning art of their unlikely lives, chronicling their obstinate pursuit of greatness in the face of adventure, illness and death.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571220380
ISBN-10: 057122038X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 23mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mario Vargas Llosa

With novels including The War of the End of the World, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto and The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa has established an international reputation as one of the Latin America's most important authors.

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