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Through the eyes of a young girl and her mother plotting to escape, the story of the 1978 Jonestown massacre takes on new dimensions in a surprising novel that contrasts a dreamlike style with the terrifying paranoia of the Guyana jungle compound where 909 Americans died in a murder suicide pact.Fred D'Aguiar, a novelist raised in Guyana until he was 12, reimagines the tragedy that stunned the world in "Children of Paradise," wrapping the Jim Jones led commune in a gauzy magical realism that leaves much of the horror just off the Air Max 95 On Women

Air Max Wright Blue

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'Children of Paradise' reimagines the Jonestown massacre

Air Max Wright Blue

to the end.D'Aguiar drives the story with unspoken tension. The multi hued schoolchildren chant and laugh, unfettered by prejudice but they're held in a compound from which they cannot escape. Parents, drugged into oblivion if they resist, are kept separate from the children under the rule that all adults are parents to all children. And at the center of it all, the cult leader they call Father or the preacher wears custom tailored Elvis style outfits while indulging his own maniacal whims, inflicting vicious punishments for the slightest doubt that he is carrying out God's will.It's Nike Air Max 95 Independence Day

page. The result is a slow racheting up of dread leavened by enough hope to keep us riveted Air Max 50

Air Max Wright Blue

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a socialist paradise from outside and a slave camp inside, and into that Air Max Wright Blue dreadful space D'Aguiar introduces a fictional girl and her mother.Thirty three people escaped from the commune on the day of the mass suicide, some by walking miles through the jungle, others surviving an airport ambush of an American investigative mission led by California Rep. Leo Ryan. Ryan was killed, along with an NBC correspondent, a cameraman, a newspaper photographer and a family member. And so D'Aguiar keeps us wondering: Will Trina and her mother, Joyce, be among the handful who survive?Trina has become the preacher's favorite exhibit to keep the people under control after she seemingly defies death twice. Once, she walked too close to the cage that holds a gorilla the preacher keeps as a dangerous pet, yet another larger than life demonstration of his power. The gorilla grabs Trina mostly out of curiosity and she faints in his grasp. The preacher makes everyone believe she has died, and then he "resurrects" her for the crowds.Directly under the gaze of a madman, Trina is in a precarious spot. She and her mother contemplate fleeing on a riverboat that makes occasional trips to the compound. And they have one ally the preacher doesn't know about: the gorilla named Adam, who understands more than the preacher realizes.The line between magical thinking and reality becomes increasingly hard to discern as D'Aguiar explores the power of the mind to remain free even under the utmost deprivation. He uses a poet's lyricism to create a world in which every rustle in the jungle could spell safety or menace, playing with perception. Are they escaping or just imagining they are? Is the gorilla helping or does he represent a break with reality?D'Aguiar creates a suffocating atmosphere that explores the use of charisma and religious fanaticism as tools of repression. Most powerful of all, he takes a well documented atrocity and tells it in a new and arresting way. You can't teach if the people won't listen, and D'Aguiar demands that we listen.

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