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The True History of Paradise: A Novel

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It is 1981. Jean Landing secretly plans to flee her beloved Jamaica–the only home her family has ever known, a place now rife with political turmoil. But before she can make her final preparations, she receives devastating news: Lana, her sister, is dead. The country’s state of emergency leaves no time to arrange a proper funeral. Even Jean’s mother, Monica, who hadn’t spoken to Lana in more than a decade, cannot fully embrace her grief.

The tragedy only underscores Jean’s need to leave an island that holds no promise of a future. Her harrowing journey to freedom across a battered landscape takes Jean through a terrain of memories: of her childhood, with a detached mother at odds with an adoring father, of her complex bond with Lana, and of the friends and lovers who have shaped and shared her days. Epic in scope, The True History of Paradise poignantly portrays the complexities of family and racial identity in a troubled Eden.

Synopsis:

From the author of the Essence literary award-winning The Pirate's Daughter comes the story of Jean Landing, who flees Jamaica in the wake of a national emergency and the violent death of her sister, relocating to the Blue Mountains of Africa, and struggling with family memories that compel her to both stay and leave. Reprint.

About the Author

MARGARET CEZAIR-THOMPSON is the author of the widely acclaimed The Pirate’s Daughter, a #1 Book Sense pick, finalist for Book Sense Book of the Year, and winner of the first annual Essence literary award for fiction. Born in Jamaica, West Indies, she teaches literature and creative writing at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307755599
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Author:
Cezair-Thompson, Margaret
Author:
Cezair-Thompson, Margaret
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090714
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
345

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"Synopsis" by , From the author of the Essence literary award-winning The Pirate's Daughter comes the story of Jean Landing, who flees Jamaica in the wake of a national emergency and the violent death of her sister, relocating to the Blue Mountains of Africa, and struggling with family memories that compel her to both stay and leave. Reprint.
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