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The Prospector

The Prospector is the crowning achievement from one of France s preeminent contemporary novelists and a work rich with sensuality and haunting resonance It is the turn of the century on the island of Mauritius, and young Alexis L Etang enjoys an idyllic existence with his parents and beloved

The Rape of Sita

Banned within hours of publication in her native Mauritius for enraging fundamentalists, Lindsey Collen s pathbreaking The Rape of Sita went on to win the prestigious Commonwealth Prize for Best Novel in Africa A powerful and stylistically innovative work, Collen s novel exemplifies the brilliant

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly

River of Smoke

In September 1838, a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind River of Smoke follows its storm tossed characters to the crowded harbors of China There, despite

Georges

A major new translation of a stunning rediscovered novel by Alexandre Dumas, Georges is a classic swashbuckling adventure Brilliantly translated by Tina A Kover in lively, fluid prose, this is Dumas s most daring work, in which his themes of intrigue and romance are illuminated by the issues of

Blue Bay Palace

Exposing the extremes of life in a developing country, this compelling novel of doomed love shows how poverty, class divisions, and ramshackle housing become even harder to bear when luxurious resorts and rich tourists arrive on the scene Growing up on the island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean,

The Interrogation

From the original Atheneum edition jacket, 1964 J.M.G Le Cl zio, revelation of the literary year ran the headline of the Paris Express after last year s prizes had been awarded The Goncourt jury was locked five to five until its president used his double vote to give the prize to the older

The Prisoner of Paradise

When Lucy arrives in Mauritius she is unprepared for the disquieting attractions of Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon Under the surface there is growing unease, it is 1825 Britain has wrested power from France and is shipping convict labour across the oceans The age of slavery is

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A powerful examination of the artistic impulse, cultural identity, and family bonds Anita is waiting for Adam to be released from prison They met twenty years ago at a New Year s Eve party in Paris, a city where they both felt out of place he as a recent arrival from the provinces, and she as an

Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy, #1)

At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners on board, from a bankrupt

The Mauritius Command (Aubrey & Maturin #4)

Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore s pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French held islands of Mauritius and La R union But the

Golden Bats & Pink Pigeons

On this speck of volcanic soil in the middle of a vast sea, a complete, unique and peaceful world was created slowly and carefully It waited there for hundreds of thousands of years for an annihilating invasion of voracious animals for which it was totally unprepared, a cohort of rapacious beasts

Journey to Mauritius

Paul et Virginie 1787 , an adolescent love story set in an exotic Indian Ocean island, was one of the literary sensations of the age It was a huge critical and commercial success in France and abroad, a precursor of the Romantic movement The novel s author, Jacques Henri Bernardin de