Isle of Passion: A Novel pdf epub fb2

Isle of Passion: A Novel by Laura Restrepo pdf epub fb2

Isle of Passion: A Novel Author: Laura Restrepo
Title: Isle of Passion: A Novel
ISBN: 0060088990
ISBN13: 978-0060088996
Other Formats: lit txt mobi azw
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (October 31, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1685 kb
Size EPUB version: 1777 kb
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

In 1908, under orders to defend a tiny, isolated Pacific atoll from an improbable French invasion, Mexican captain Ramón Arnaud, his young bride, Alicia, and eleven soldiers and their families set sail for the so-called Isle of Passion. In this dire, forbidding place, a viable community is created under Ramón's guidance and inspired by Alicia's dedication. But they are soon forgotten by a motherland distracted by political upheaval and the first rumblings of World War I. Left to the mercies of nature and one anotherâ?”falling victim one by one to disease, hunger, lust, despair, and, ultimately, violenceâ?”the castaways who remain must find strength in the courage and steadfast resourcefulness of Alicia Arnaud, upon whom their collective survival now depends.

Based on true events, Laura Restrepo's Isle of Passion is a brilliantly rendered and dramatic tale of savage human natureâ?”and one woman's determination to triumph over a harrowing fate.