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The prisoner of paradise, by Romesh Gunesekera

Label
The prisoner of paradise
Title
The prisoner of paradise
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by Romesh Gunesekera
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
When Lucy Gladwell arrives in Mauritius from England to live with her aunt and uncle in their grand plantation house, her mind is full of the poems of Keats and tales of romance . She is nonetheless unprepared for the beauty, fecundity and otherness of this island paradise between Africa and India, where she is to be waited on hand and foot by servants and free to let her thoughts drift on the sea breeze. If only they did not drift to such problematic subjects as the restrictions of colonial society, or the bigoted outbursts of her uncle, or the disquieting attractions of Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon, himself entangled in thoughts of iniquity and desire and facing a decision which could risk his precarious position. Under the surface there is growing unease. For it is 1825: Britain has wrested power from France and is shipping convict labour across the Indian Ocean. The age of slavery is coming to its messy end
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
The prisoner of paradise, by Romesh Gunesekera
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The prisoner of paradise, by Romesh Gunesekera
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Author of the Booker-shortlisted novel, Reef"--cover. -When Lucy Gladwell arrives in Mauritius from England to live with her aunt and uncle in their grand plantation house, her mind is full of the poems of Keats and tales of romance . She is nonetheless unprepared for the beauty, fecundity and otherness of this island paradise between Africa and India, where she is to be waited on hand and foot by servants and free to let her thoughts drift on the sea breeze. If only they did not drift to such problematic subjects as the restrictions of colonial society, or the bigoted outbursts of her uncle, or the disquieting attractions of Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon, himself entangled in thoughts of iniquity and desire and facing a decision which could risk his precarious position. Under the surface there is growing unease. For it is 1825: Britain has wrested power from France and is shipping convict labour across the Indian Ocean. The age of slavery is coming to its messy end. Word is lapping against the shores of the island - of revolts in Europe and the Americas, and 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..
Control code
13957707
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22 cm.
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Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781408825662
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG254435
  • (OCoLC)756281732
  • (AuCNLKIN)000048563478
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  • (Nz)13957707

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