The Last Good Paradise

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Author(s): Tatjana Soli
Original Publish Date: Feb 10, 2015
Product Number: EB00529236
Released: Feb 10, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466842304
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From Tatjana Soli, the bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters and The Forgetting Tree, comes a black comedy set on an island resort, where guests attempting to flee their troubles realize they can't escape who they are. On a small, unnamed coral atoll in the South Pacific, a group of troubled dreamers must face the possibility that the hopes they've labored after so single-mindedly might not lead them to the happiness they feel they were promised. Ann and Richard, an aspiring, Los Angeles power couple, are already sensing the cracks in their version of the American dream when their life unexpectedly implodes, leading them to brashly run away from home to a Robinson Crusoe idyll. Dex Cooper, lead singer of the rock band, Prospero, is facing his own slide from greatness, experimenting with artistic asceticism while accompanied by his sexy, young, and increasingly entrepreneurial muse, Wende. Loren, the French owner of the resort sauvage, has made his own Gauguin-like retreat from the world years before, only to find that the modern world has become impossible to disconnect from. Titi, descendent of Tahitian royalty, worker, and eventual inheritor of the resort, must fashion a vision of the island's future that includes its indigenous people, while her partner, Cooked, is torn between anarchy and lust. By turns funny and tragic, The Last Good Paradise explores our modern, complex and often, self-contradictory discontents, crafting an exhilarating and darkly satirical story about our need to connect in an increasingly networked but isolating world.

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Author(s): Tatjana Soli
Narrator(s): Tavia Gilbert
Product Number DD14987
Released: Feb 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781622316441
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Author(s): Tatjana Soli
Narrator(s): Tavia Gilbert
Product Number Z100011709
Released: Feb 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781622316458

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