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The Prospector

 
 
Author
J.M.G. Le Clézio. Carol Marks, trans.
Publisher Godine  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.7 x 5.8 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780879239763
Pages/Publication Date 342/2008
Daedalus Item Code 61719
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It is the turn of the 20th century on the island of Mauritius, in this novel from the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Interrogation. Young Alexis L'Etang enjoys an idyllic existence with his parents and beloved sister, exploring the constellations and tropical flora, while dreaming of treasure buried long ago by the legendary Unknown Corsair. But with his father's death, Alexis must leave his childhood paradise for a world of privation and shame, until, years later, he becomes obsessed with the idea of finding the Corsair's treasure.

"The Prospector offers a wonderful one-volume compendium of all the grand myths rooted in the European colonial experience, combining elements from Paul et Virginie, Robinson Crusoe, and Indiana Jones.... A key text."—Washington Post

"Le Clézio, one of France's finest writers (The Mexican Dream), is an incantatory and dazzlingly visual novelist. This hypnotic and mythic novel ... brilliantly conveys the sublime and terrible beauty of life and its twin, death, in devastating evocations of the pulse of the sea, the blaze of the sun, the horrors of violence, and the miraculous lyricism of the mind. A remarkable work."—Booklist (starred review)

 
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Publisher: Dalkey Archive.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9781564784698.  Daedalus Item Code: 33951
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