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  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Red Island House
  • Andrea Lee
  • en
  • 03 August 2018
  • 9781982137809

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Read Red Island House Red Island House Free download » PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Andrea Lee ¶ 6 Characters From National Book Award–nominated writer Andrea Lee an epic gorgeously evocative novel about love and identity following two decades in the marriage between an African American professor and her wealthy Italian husband as it unfolds on the remote and mysterious island of MadagascarShay is surprised when her husband Senna declares his intention to build her a spectacular dream house on an idyllic beach in the tropical island nation of Madagascar But the Red Island House. This book was received as an advanced reader s copy from NetGalleyRed Island House is one of the unusual books I ve read this year Not in the sense of dystopia invention or paranormal but rather that it takes you to a setting that is not one that I ve encountered in a lot of books It takes you to Madagascar by way of an unusual set of charactersShay is a professor from America who falls in love with an Italian several years her senior Wealthy when she meets him he is in the middle of building his dream house on some property in Madagascar and she soon finds herself the lady of the house This causes internal conflict and outward conflict as Shay herself is African American and has to adjust with interacting with the people of color around her but from a standpoint that she views as almost colonial or hearkening back to plantations This confusion combined with a tumultuous relationship gives her a uniue story across this backdrop that spans decadesI had a hard time relating with Shay An independent intelligent woman in the beginning I won t say that she loses that sense but with the troubles in her marriage I do wonder at her interactions Maybe it s the globe setter type of culture that comes with her marriage being in Italy and the vacationing in other places that takes it out of context for me But and this will be a spoiler view spoilerI just can t see her as a character that would accept infidelity And yet she does so many times through this book hide spoiler

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Read Red Island House Red Island House Free download » PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Andrea Lee ¶ 6 Characters Lf drawn ever deeper into an extraordinary place with its own laws and logic a provocative paradise full of magic and myth whose fraught colonial legacy continues to reverberate Soon the collision of cultures comes right to Shay’s door forcing her to make a life altering decision A sweeping novel about marriage and loyalty identity and heritage fate and freedom Red Island House reintroduces readers to a powerhouse literary voice and an extravagantly lush enchanted world. I really was excited about this book The storyline was intriguing and I was looking forward to a novel based in Madagascar as I have limited knowledge of this country I also was fascinated by the main character being a black American living in Italy and married to an Italian and her experience as such spending her holidays in Africa However I just had a hard time getting through this one The storyline wasn t cohesive and the pacing just felt really slow I also didn t feel a great connection to Shay as the main character Her actions didn t seem believable based on her background in too many parts of this book Overall I m just really disappointed as I felt like this story had so much potential and could be a powerful one to tellThank you to Simon Schuster Edelweiss Plus for the ARC of this book

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Read Red Island House Red Island House Free download » PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Andrea Lee ¶ 6 Characters Casts a spell from the moment she sees it and before she knows it Shay has become the somewhat reluctant mistress of a sprawling household caught between her privileged American upbringing and education and her connection to the continent of her ancestors At first she’s content to be an observer of the passionate affairs and fierce ambitions and rivalries around her But as she and her husband raise children and establish their own rituals on the island Shay finds herse. Red Island House is gorgeously written a journey of discovery that is as seductive as it is evocative Taking place over the course of 20 years the story follows Shay as she grapples with her new responsibilities as Lady of the Red House and her own identity And as the events reach a crescendo you will be left breathless from this provocative novel Once you pick it up I promise you you won t be able to stop reading I read it in a day Claiming Her upbringing and education and her connection to the continent of her ancestors At first she’s content to be an observer of the passionate affairs and fierce ambitions and rivalries around her But as she and her husband raise children and establish their own rituals on the island Shay finds herse. Red Island House is gorgeously written a journey of discovery that is as seductive as it is evocative Taking place over the course of 20 years the story follows Shay as she grapples with her new responsibilities as Lady of the Red House and her own identity And as the events reach a crescendo you will be left breathless from this provocative novel Once you pick it Dragon ActuallyA Tale of Two Dragons up I promise you you won t be able to stop reading I read it in a day