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Island Beneath the Sea
Island Beneath the Sea
Author: Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
Born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue, Zarite -- known as Tete -- is the daughter of an African mother she never knew and one of the white sailors who brought her into bondage. Though her childhood is one of brutality and fear, Tete finds solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and in the voodoo loas she discovers through her f...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061988240
ISBN-10: 0061988243
Publication Date: 5/1/2010
Pages: 457
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3.4 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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It took me a long time to get into this book, but it was worth the read. It's very timely historical fiction, since it's set during the Haitian revolution, showing a lot of the forces that have shaped Haiti into the nation it is today. Woven into the same narrative is a glimpse of decadent Creole New Orleans right around the time of the Louisiana Purchase.


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