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The Prisoner of Paradise
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The Prisoner of Paradise (Paperback)

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Lucy Gladwell arrives in Mauritius from England to live with her aunt and uncle at their grand plantation house. Under the surface of this beautiful island paradise, poised between India and Africa, there is unease, and Lucy cannot help but feel discomfited by the restrictions she sees around her, and by the strangely attractive Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon. It is 1825: the age of slavery is coming to its messy end, and word is lapping against the shores of the island of a charismatic new Indian leader who will shine the light of liberty. For Lucy, for Don, for everyone on the island, a devastating storm is coming...

Fiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 14/02/2013 ISBN-13: 9781408830376  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Romesh Gunesekera is the author of four novels: Reef, which was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize, The Sandglass, winner of the inaugural BBC Asia Award, Heaven's Edge, shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers Prize and a New York Times Notable Book, and The Match. He has also written two collections of short stories: his acclaimed debut Monkfish Moon and a bilingual limited edition book O Colleccionador de Especiarias. He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines and now lives in North London. He first visited Mauritius in 1998 where he discovered the beginnings of this novel. @RomeshG

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