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The Way to Paradise

The Way to Paradise

Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa

Location(s): Peru

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 19th century

The Way to Paradise interweaves the story of the painter Paul Gauguin with that of his grandmother, Flora Tristan.

In 1844, Flora embarked on a tour of France to campaign for workers’ and women’s rights. In 1891, her grandson set sail for Tahiti, determined to escape civilisation and seek out inspiration to paint his primitive masterpieces.

Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unravel side by side in this absorbing novel.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021