This Other Eden

This Other Eden

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 09/02/2023
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This Other Eden
Paradise Lost
This is a true work of literature and to stumble across writing of this quality is a gift for a reader. I picked it up with great trepidation as I worried ... READ MORE
Jo at Greenwich
This Other Eden
I do't think I shall ever forget this book!
I don't know what to say about this book, because words are not enough to be honest. All I would say is that if you want to read one of the most astonishin... READ MORE
Kurde @Horsham

Synopsis

Set at the beginning of the twentieth century and inspired by historical events, This Other Eden tells the story of Apple Island: an enclave off the coast of the United States where waves of castaways - in flight from society and its judgment - have landed and built a home. Benjamin Honey- American, Bantu, Igbo- born enslaved- freed or fled at fifteen- aspiring orchardist, arrived on the island with his Irish wife, Patience, and discovered they could make a life together there. More than a century later, the Honeys' descendants remain, with an eccentric, diverse band of neighbours. Then comes the intrusion of 'civilization': officials determine to 'cleanse' the island, and a missionary schoolteacher selects one light-skinned boy to save. The rest will succumb to the authorities' institutions or cast themselves on the waters in a new Noah's Ark. Full of lyricism and power, Paul Harding's This Other Eden explores the hopes and dreams and resilience of those seen not to fit a world brutally intolerant of difference.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529152548
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 346g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 24 mm

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