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Natives and Exotics

Author: Alison, Jane

Publisher: Harcourt

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Natives and Exotics : Transplanted halfway around the globe in 1970, nine-year-old Alice, the unrooted child of diplomats, is ravished by the beauty of Ecuador, a country her parents are helping to despoil. Forty years earlier, her grandmother Violet, a newlywed making a home in the wilds of Australia, confronts troubling traces of her country's past. In early nineteenth-century Scotland, Violet's great-great-grandfather George flees the violence of the Clearances for the Portuguese Azores, unaware that he will have a hand in destroying the unearthly paradise he finds there and be forced to flee again. Natives and Exotics follows these three characters, linked by blood and legacy, as they wander a world scarred by colonialism and disconcerting revelations about nature, from the unearthing of the first dinosaur bones to the discovery that the continents drift.

Category   Subject
Fiction   Historical
Fiction   Sagas

ISBN 13:9780151012015
ISBN 10:0151012016
Size:8.30" l x 5.80" w x 1.10" h
Grade Lvl: Non-Classifiable