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The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende
  

The Infinite Plan

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The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende's powerful tale of one boy's escape from the slums of Los Angeles. This magnificent novel tells the story of Gregory Reeves, the son of Charles, an itinerant preacher. As a boy, Gregory accepts the endless journeying and poverty which is his family's lot, never questioning the validity of his father's homespun philosophy of life - the Infinite Plan. But, as manhood approaches, Gregory finds himself increasingly possessed by a yearning to escape. Hankering after worldly wealth, he longs to break away from the barrio, the teeming Hispanic ghetto of downtown Los Angeles where his family has finally settled. Gregory's quest, so different from his father's, takes him first to the killing fields of Vietnam, and thence to law school at Berkeley from where he pitches headlong into a hedonistic pursuit of the American Dream...

Reviews

'The characters both convince and fascinate. The sense of place is stunning. Lyrical and passionate, Allende describes with equal vividness women preparing a feast in a slum back yard, a small town breathless in the heat of summer, or a battalion slaughtered by night on a mountainside. Allende's writing is supremely elegant.'
Independent on Sunday

'Devotees of Allende's The House of the Spirits will rejoice to find again in her new novel the magical storyteller's touch that transforms life into a compelling emotional adventure, leaving one breathless. A hopeful, warm-hearted, absorbing novel.'
Daily Mail


Used to the nomadic wanderings of family, led by his father - a preacher who has 'the infinite plan', Gregory rejects his lot and works his way up the ladder, leaving abuse and poverty behind, to become a lawyer. But through his own emotional instabilty and stupidity he ensures that two children, two wives and finally his business are risked. A fabulous and compelling tale. (Kirkus UK)


About the Author

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born in Chile, and now lives in California. She worked for many years as a journalist before writing the internationally bestselling novel The House of the Spirits. Since then she has published the equally highly-acclaimed Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, ‘The Infinite Plan and ‘Paula.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th March 1994

Author

Isabel Allende

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Author's Website

www.isabelallende.com/

Publisher

HarperPerennial an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.harpercollins.co.uk

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9780006546849

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