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First Day in Paradise, The

First Day in Paradise, The

One young man's dizzying ascent through the dazzle of contemporary consumer culture takes him from orphaned tragedy to double-edged success.

First Day in Paradise, The

One young man's dizzying ascent through the dazzle of contemporary consumer culture takes him from orphaned tragedy to double-edged success.

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Feb 26, 2016
978-1-78535-235-5

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Feb 26, 2016
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Family life, Humorous (general), Literary

Synopsis

The First Day in Paradise tells the story of a young orphaned family who have been passed on from one set of relations to another, and whose eldest sibling, Adam, becomes enthralled by the impending opening nearby of a gigantic and beautiful shopping-mall by a flamboyant entrepreneur. To the consternation of his aunt and uncle, who run a small business, he joins the staff of one of its stores, and begins a dizzying ascent through the ranks, until circumstances induce him to question whether his entire value-system has become corrupted.
Functioning both as social-economic critique, and as a personal moral fable about the conjuration of ambition from present-day consumer culture, The First Day in Paradise is an engrossing and layered tale loosely modelled on Dante's Paradiso, but most of all it's simply a great read.

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