Paradise

Elena Castedo

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Paradise By Elena Castedo Paradise In this ingenious satire Solita the not quite ten year old daughter of refugees from Franco s Spain is whisked from the urban ghetto of Galmeda to El Topaz the lush hacienda of a wealthy eccentric

  • Title: Paradise
  • Author: Elena Castedo
  • ISBN: 9780802134271
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Paradise By Elena Castedo In this ingenious satire, Solita, the not quite ten year old daughter of refugees from Franco s Spain, is whisked from the urban ghetto of Galmeda to El Topaz, the lush hacienda of a wealthy eccentric, which her mother assures her will be paradise But behind its beautiful fa ade, El Topaz is a quagmire of social subterfuge, from its politicking adults to its spiteful chilIn this ingenious satire, Solita, the not quite ten year old daughter of refugees from Franco s Spain, is whisked from the urban ghetto of Galmeda to El Topaz, the lush hacienda of a wealthy eccentric, which her mother assures her will be paradise But behind its beautiful fa ade, El Topaz is a quagmire of social subterfuge, from its politicking adults to its spiteful children, and Solita finds herself alone in a glittery world where you couldn t trust anything Or anybody You had to navigate completely on your own.
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    1. Aileen on said:

      I wanted to give this book a three because the setting and subject matter were intriguing However, the book was ostensibly told from the first person but Castedo often used third person to provide the vivid descriptions I found myself skimming this book after a while However, I enjoyed the historical aspect, the snobbery among children, class differences and immigrants with a variet yof political causes This book had strong potential, but fell flat.

    2. Nancy on said:

      Castedo does a great job in developing her protagonist,10 yr old Solita who is from the ghetto and finds herself transported to a luxurious hacienda of wealthy adults and spoiled children Her innocent view of her surroundings is both charming and funny This book was nominated for a National Book Award in 1990.

    3. Castedo on said:

      A touching and funny award winning novel about a family of European refugees, vividly shows a world unknown to American readers the rich, the poor and the in between in Latin America in the 40s and 50s.

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