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The Resource Children of paradise : a novel, Fred D'Aguiar

Children of paradise : a novel, Fred D'Aguiar

Label
Children of paradise : a novel
Title
Children of paradise
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fred D'Aguiar
Title variation
Children of paradise
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on the terrible truths of Jonestown, Jim Jones's utopian commune in Guyana, Children of Paradise is a beautifully imagined novel that interweaves history and fiction to portray a mother and daughter's escape from the rule of a religious madman. Joyce and her young daughter, Trina, have followed a charismatic preacher from California to the wilds of Guyana, where a thousand congregants have cleared a swath of dense jungle and built a utopian society based on a rigid order guarded over by armed men and teenage "prefects." Each day ends with sermons that demonstrate the preacher's capricious violence and his utmost hostility toward even a whisper of skepticism. But try as the preacher may to block out the world, the commune's seclusion is being breached, first by tribal elders complaining of polluted river water downstream, then by an invisible presence that has helped a young boy to disappear, and finally with rumors of the imminent arrival of a congressional delegation on a fact-finding mission. As the camp begins rehearsing an endgame of mass suicide, Joyce and Trina attempt a daring escape, aided by a local boat captain and the most unlikely of prisoners--the extraordinary Adam, the commune's caged gorilla" --
Summary
After following a charismatic preacher to the jungles of Guyana, Joyce and her young daughter, Trina, are desperate to break free of the commune before the inevitable mass suicide and attempts a daring escape with the help of a local boat captain and an extraordinary gorilla named Adam
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10276114
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
D'Aguiar, Fred
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cults
  • Communal living
  • Captive wild animals
  • Captive wild animals
  • Communal living
  • Cults
  • Guyana
Target audience
adult
Label
Children of paradise : a novel, Fred D'Aguiar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854956923
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780062277336
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013027873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)854956923
Label
Children of paradise : a novel, Fred D'Aguiar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854956923
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780062277336
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013027873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)854956923

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