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Island Beneath the Sea : A Novel

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Born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue, T#65533;t#65533; is the daughter of an African mother she never knew and one of the white sailors who brought her into bondage. Though her childhood is one of brutality and fear, T#65533;t#65533; finds solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and the voodoo loas she discovers through her fellow slaves.

When twenty-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives on the island in 1770, it's with dreams of financial success in his mind. But running his father's plantation is neither glamorous nor easy. It will be eight years before he brings home a bride, the beautiful Eugenia Garcia del Solar -- but marriage, too, proves more difficult than he imagined. And Valmorain remains dependent on the services of his teenaged slave.

Against the merciless backdrop of sugar cane fields, the lives of T#65533;t#65533; and Valmorain grow ever more intertwined. Spanning four decades, Island Beneath the Sea is the moving 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.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 2010.
ISBN: 9781554688104
9781554688098
Branch Call Number: ALL
Characteristics: 12 books, 1 reading guide in cloth bag

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