The Last Good Paradise

The Last Good Paradise

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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On a small, unnamed coral atoll in the South Pacific, a group of troubled dreamers must face the possibility that the hopes they've labored after so single-mindedly might not lead them to the happiness they feel they were promised. Ann and Richard, an aspiring, Los Angeles power couple, are already sensing the cracks in their version of the American dream when their life unexpectedly implodes, leading them to brashly run away from home to a Robinson Crusoe idyll. Dex Cooper, lead singer of the rock band Prospero, is facing his own slide from greatness, experimenting with artistic asceticism while accompanied by his sexy, young, and increasingly entrepreneurial muse, Wende. Loren, the French owner of the resort sauvage, has made his own Gauguin-like retreat from the world years before, only to find that the modern world has become impossible to disconnect from. Titi, descendent of Tahitian royalty, worker, and eventual inheritor of the resort, must fashion a vision of the island's future that includes its indigenous people, while her partner, Cooked, is torn between anarchy and lust. By turns funny and tragic, The Last Good Paradise explores our modern, complex and often self-contradictory discontents, crafting an exhilarating story about our need to connect in an increasingly networked but isolating world.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781622316458
1622316452
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Gilbert, Tavia - Narrator
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)
Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla

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