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Read & Download Return to the Enchanted Island Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ [Reading] ➶ Return to the Enchanted Island By Johary Ravaloson – In this exhilarating prize winning novel—only the second to be published in English from Madagascar—a young man comes of age amidst the encIn this the Enchanted PDF #202 exhilarating prize winning novel only the second to be published in English from Madagascar a young man comes of age amidst the enchanted origin myths of his island country Named after the first man at the creation of the world in Malagasy mythology Ietsy Razak was raised to perpetuate the glory of his namesake and expected to be as illumina. I got this book as a Goodreads Giveaway I've tried twice to finish reading but I just couldn't take it past the halfway point I got bogged down by the complexities and having to backtrack oftenI'm sure there are some that will enjoy this book but this one was not meant to be for me

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Ted as his Great Ancestor But in the chaos of modernity his young life is marked only by restlessness maddening insomnia and an adolescent Return to MOBI #234 apathyWhen an unexpected tragedy ships him off to a boarding school in France his trip to the big city is no hero’s journey Ietsy loses himself in the immediate pleasures of body and mind Weighed down by his privi. Return to the Enchanted Island by Johary Ravaloson translated by Allison M Charette offers a glimpse into Madagascar’s past and present in this origin and coming of age story Protagonist Ietsy Razak is “blessed by the Gods and Ancestors” A member of the ruling elite he wants for nothing—except love and a sense of purpose Ietsy is not an entirely likeable character but perhaps that only makes him realThe story is told as a series of flashbacks through Ietsy’s life in Madagascar and France interspersed with lore This non linear approach casts a hazy pall much like the insomnia he suffers fromFull of cultural references translator Allison Charette drops clues to ensure we understand things like “the lambamena shrouds of wild silks of those resting in their vaults” and “vodiondry the ritual offering of a sheep’s hinduarters to the bride’s parents”“Rasarotrafoitoavary She Who Is as Difficult to Leave Behind as Rice” and other poetic place names remind us we’ve traveled to a far away land Yet it’s not all exotic enchantment Author Ravaloson paints a complex picture of a nation coping with the after effects of colonializationStylistically interesting yet readable Return to the Enchanted Island is only the second work of fiction from Madagascar ever published in English and sure to hold a place in literary historyReview copy provided by Crossing

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Return to the Enchanted IslandLege and the legacy of his name Ietsy struggles to find a footholdOnly a return to the “Enchanted Island” as Madagascar is lovingly known helps Ietsy stumble toward his destiny This award winning retelling of Madagascar’s origin story offers a distinctly twenty first century perspective on to the Enchanted ePUB #10003 the country’s place in an ever connected world. You open this book with lots of uestionsand close it with just as many It is engrossing at parts The author’s imagery is rich and captivating Prepare to take a ride of flashback to present to flashback again As someone who loves the Malagasy culture this take on it’s origin story is fascinating and uniue The elements the language the storytelling—is excellent It is certainly a coming of age novel one that is filled with historically accurate events magical elements love sex culture humor basically everything you could want It’s a uick but delightful read for anyoneThis book as you’ll find is “blessed by the Gods and Ancestors”