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Titre Children of paradise : a novel / Fred D'Aguiar.
Auteur D'Aguiar, Fred, 1960-
Éditeur New York : Harper, [2014]
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Sujet anglais Psychological fiction
Cults -- Guyana -- Fiction
Communal living -- Guyana -- Fiction
Captive wild animals -- Fiction
Cult members -- Fiction
Mass suicide -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Guyana -- Fiction
Genre Romans psychologiques
Sujet français Cultes -- Guyana -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Communes (Contre-culture) -- Guyana -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Animaux sauvages en captivité -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Membres d'une secte -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Suicide collectif -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Mères et filles -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Guyane -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Description 363 pages ; 24 cm.
Édition First edition.
Note locale RA 2017-10-28
Résumé "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" -- from publisher's web site.
ISBN 9780062277329 (hbk.)
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