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The Last Good Paradise

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
From Tatjana Soli, the bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters and The Forgetting Tree, comes a black comedy set on an island resort, where guests attempting to flee their troubles realize they can't escape who they are.

On a small, unnamed coral atoll in the South Pacific, a group of troubled dreamers must face the possibility that the hopes they've labored after so single-mindedly might not lead them to the happiness they feel they were promised. Ann and Richard, an aspiring, Los Angeles power couple, are already sensing the cracks in their version of the American dream when their life unexpectedly implodes, leading them to brashly run away from home to a Robinson Crusoe idyll. Dex Cooper, lead singer of the rock band, Prospero, is facing his own slide from greatness, experimenting with artistic asceticism while accompanied by his sexy, young, and increasingly entrepreneurial muse, Wende. Loren, the French owner of the resort sauvage, has made his own Gauguin-like retreat from the world years before, only to find that the modern world has become impossible to disconnect from. Titi, descendent of Tahitian royalty, worker, and eventual inheritor of the resort, must fashion a vision of the island's future that includes its indigenous people, while her partner, Cooked, is torn between anarchy and lust.

By turns funny and tragic, The Last Good Paradise explores our modern, complex and often, self-contradictory discontents, crafting an exhilarating and darkly satirical story about our need to connect in an increasingly networked but isolating world.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Good Paradise (Wheeler Large Print hardcover)
Author(s): Tatjana Soli
ISBN: 1-4104-7831-9 / 978-1-4104-7831-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Good Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Tatjana Soli
ISBN: 1-250-04396-4 / 978-1-250-04396-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Good Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Tatjana Soli
ISBN: 1-250-09501-8 / 978-1-250-09501-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Good Paradise
Author(s): Tatjana Soli
ISBN: 1-62231-644-4 / 978-1-62231-644-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Last Good Paradise
Author(s): Tatjana Soli
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Good Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Tatjana Soli
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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