Island beneath the sea

by Allende, Isabel.

Format: Book on CD 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Hampton Community Library Adult Audio AUDIO CD ALLENDE
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Adult Audio
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD AL
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD AL
Plum Community Library Adult Audio CD ALL
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Adult Audio
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Born into slavery on the island of Saint-Domingue, teenager Tete and her fellow slaves find solace in what remains of their African heritage. But when 20-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives on the island in 1770 and purchases Tete as his bride, he comes to rely upon her heavily. Over the course of four decades, Tete learns of humanity's great potential for both progress and cruelty.
Born on the island of Saint-Domingue, ZaritÉ-known as TÉtÉ-is the daughter of an African mother she never knew and one of the white sailors who brought her into bondage. When twenty-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives on the island in 1770, he purchases young TÉtÉ for his bride. Yet it is he who will become dependent on the services of his teenaged slave.Against the merciless backdrop of sugar cane fields, the lives of TÉtÉ and Valmorain grow ever more intertwined. When the bloody revolution of Toussaint Louverture arrives, they flee the brutal conditions of the French colony that will become Haiti for the raucous, free-wheeling enterprise of New Orleans. There, TÉtÉ finally forges a new life, but her connection to Valmorain is deeper than anyone knows and not easily severed. Isabel Allende crafts the riveting story of one woman's determination to find love amid loss, to offer humanity though her own has been so battered, and to forge her own identity in the cruelest of circumstances.
Additional Information
Subjects Racially mixed women -- Fiction.
Women slaves -- Fiction.
Sugar plantations -- Fiction.
Plantation life -- Fiction.
Haiti -- Fiction.
Caribbean Area -- Fiction.
Publisher [New York] :Harper Audio,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Isla bajo el mar.
Contributors Merkerson, S. Epatha, 1952-
Harper Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by S. Epatha Merkerson.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Container states 13 discs.
Description 14 audio discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780061993626
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