Island Beneath the SeaDownloadable Audiobook - 2010
Born on the island of Saint-Domingue, Zariť-known as T̄̌-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, he purchases young T̄̌ for his bride. Yet it is he who will become dependent on the services of his teenaged slave. Against the merciless backdrop of sugar cane fields, the lives of T̄̌ and Valmorain grow ever more intertwined. When the bloody revolution of Toussaint Louverture arrives, they flee the brutal conditions of the French colony that will become Haiti for the raucous, free-wheeling enterprise of New Orleans. There, T̄̌ finally forges a new life, but her connection to Valmorain is deeper than anyone knows and not easily severed. Isabel Allende crafts the riveting 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: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (17hr., 55 min.)) : digital