Island of Shattered Dreams

by Chantal Spitz (Author), Jean Anderson (Translator)

Finally in English, Island of Shattered Dreams is the first ever novel by an indigenous Tahitian writer. In a lyrical and immensely moving style, this book combines a family saga and a doomed love story, set against the background of French Polynesia in the period leading up to the first nuclear tests. The text is highly critical of the French government, and as a result its publication in Tahiti was polarising.

Book Details

Publication Date
August 26, 2013
Publisher
Collection
Page count
175
ISBN
9781775501138