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The Way to Paradise

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
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.
In 1891, Flora's grandson, struggling painter and stubborn visionary Paul Gauguin, abandons his wife and five children for life in the South Seas, where his dreams of paradise are poisoned by syphilis, the stifling forces of French colonialism, and a chronic lack of funds, though he has his pick of teenage Tahitian lovers and paints some of his greatest works.
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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Way to Paradise
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 1-4352-9082-8 / 978-1-4352-9082-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-29
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Way to Paradise
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 1-4177-0730-5 / 978-1-4177-0730-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Way to Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-374-22803-5 / 978-0-374-22803-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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November 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Way to Paradise
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-22037-1 / 978-0-571-22037-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

November 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Way to Paradise
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-22038-X / 978-0-571-22038-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Way to Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-312-42403-5 / 978-0-312-42403-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Way to Paradise
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-22039-8 / 978-0-571-22039-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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2003 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: Way to Paradise
Author(s): Mario Vargos Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-22036-3 / 978-0-571-22036-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Way to Paradise
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Way to Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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