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Publisher Description

“Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.”
— Los Angeles Times

From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (Inés of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
April 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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Good

Well it's ok - good but i am a big fan. My fav would be city of the beast.

yolic ,

Loved It!

I loved this novel! I didn't want to stop reading after the 3rd chapter. Tete was a beautiful character. Being of Haitian descent I enjoyed all of the historical background. The only problem I had was how slow the first couple of chapters were. I put the book down a number of times because it was hard to start. I also wish that Rosset's character was developed a bit more. With this said, I still loved this epic novel!

J'y Réfléchis ,

Enjoyable to read

Read this for a book club, and I was skeptical at first, but came to love it. It is an excellent work of historical fiction, focusing on the French colonies in the Antilles, which would become Haïti. The plot takes a little time to grip the reader (if they don't have background in Haïtian history) but it is very realistic and pretty close to the historical timeline. It was well worth the time and money to read. Not perfect, but good nonetheless.

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