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Island beneath the sea

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Island beneath the sea

Forfatter: Isabel Allende

RNIB, 2011
15 t. 34 min.
Passer for:
Laurel Lefkow

Born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue, 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, it's with powdered wigs in his trunks and dreams of financial success. But running his father's plantation is neither glamorous nor easy and 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 island that will become Haiti and arrive in New Orleans. There, Tété finally forges a new life - but her connection to Valmorain is deeper than anyone knows and not so easily severed.