Island Beneath the Sea
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“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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Well it's ok - good but i am a big fan. My fav would be city of the beast.
Beautiful Story Telling
In her trademark prose Isabelle takes us into the lives of slaves and plantation owners in the former French colony of Haiti. At times disturbing in its raw description of cruelty and inhuman suffering, it's enchanting and hopeful, erotic and philosophical, and political as much as a mirror on the human soul that allowed atrocities like slavery to exist for as long as it did. Spelbinding!
Evokes such a spectrum of emotions.
Difficult to put this story down was you start! Allende has such an amazing way of interweaving stories of love, terror, sadness, longing, and spirituality. Be sure to try her short story collection, Stories of Eva Luna as well.
I feel affected by sorrow and hope after reading this. My only complaint would be that I wanted to know more of the stories, more information about each of the lives she presented. Yet, it's the depth which she can maintain in such a succinct way that makes her tales so poignant and accessible to readers coming from many different perspectives.