Lighthouse Island

Lighthouse Island

Sinopsis

Paulette Jiles's novels have been called "beautiful," "unforgettable," "impeccable," "pitch perfect," "life-affirming," "deeply relevant," "Homeresque," "remarkably engaging," "glorious." Now the acclaimed poet and New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women limns new territory with this captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future—a beautiful and engaging literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope.

See the rain forests . . . northern beauty, misted nights. Come to Lighthouse Island . . .

In the coming centuries, the world's population has exploded and covered the earth with endless cities. Animals are nearly all gone. Drought plagues the land and cloudy water is issued by the quart. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years. On this urban planet the only relief from the overcrowding, the petty informers, and the harsh rule of the big Agencies is the television in every living space, offering dreams of vanished waterfalls and the promise of virtual vacations in green spaces for the lucky few.

It is an unwelcoming world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan, abandoned by her parents on a crowded street when she was four with only a drawing of the constellations of the Big Dipper—Cassiopeia's Chair and the North Star—and her mother's parting words: "Look to the North Star, and we will always be there." Shuttled from orphanage to orphanage, foster family to foster family, Nadia grows up dreaming of the vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest where she believes her long-lost parents must be. As her obsession grows, so too does her determination to find her way there.

In the meantime, this bright and witty orphan falls into the refuge of old and neglected books; the lost world of the imagination filled with characters who can't disappear, or be arrested, or hurt her. And there is the voice, bounced from an abandoned satellite, that patiently reads, over and over, the great classical books of the world—Big Radio, a sound in the night that lifts Nadia above the relentless television noise and the dull and perpetual Present. Despite deprivation, uncertainty, and the deceptions she must use to survive, Nadia's dream never waivers. "It will get better, life will get better."

When an opportunity for escape appears, Nadia takes it, abandoning everything to strike out for Lighthouse Island in a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. She faces every contingency with bottomless inventiveness and meets the man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megalopolis: Lighthouse Island and its all-seeing eye.

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Capítulos

  • 001 - Lighthouse Island_ A Novel
    Duración: 36s
  • 002 - Chapter 01
    Duración: 18min
  • 003 - Chapter 02
    Duración: 20min
  • 004 - Chapter 03
    Duración: 16min
  • 005 - Chapter 04
    Duración: 14min
  • 006 - Chapter 05
    Duración: 22min
  • 007 - Chapter 06
    Duración: 28min
  • 008 - Chapter 07
    Duración: 15min
  • 009 - Chapter 08
    Duración: 10min
  • 010 - Chapter 09
    Duración: 15min
  • 011 - Chapter 10
    Duración: 13min
  • 012 - Chapter 11
    Duración: 18min
  • 013 - Chapter 12
    Duración: 28min
  • 014 - Chapter 13
    Duración: 21min
  • 015 - Chapter 14
    Duración: 23min
  • 016 - Chapter 15
    Duración: 13min
  • 017 - Chapter 16
    Duración: 21min
  • 018 - Chapter 17
    Duración: 25min
  • 019 - Chapter 18
    Duración: 23min
  • 020 - Chapter 19
    Duración: 13min
  • 021 - Chapter 20
    Duración: 15min
  • 022 - Chapter 21
    Duración: 17min
  • 023 - Chapter 22
    Duración: 22min
  • 024 - Chapter 23
    Duración: 06min
  • 025 - Chapter 24
    Duración: 08min
  • 026 - Chapter 25
    Duración: 18min
  • 027 - Chapter 26
    Duración: 08min
  • 028 - Chapter 27
    Duración: 14min
  • 029 - Chapter 28
    Duración: 13min
  • 030 - Chapter 29
    Duración: 12min
  • 031 - Chapter 30
    Duración: 10min
  • 032 - Chapter 31
    Duración: 21min
  • 033 - Chapter 32
    Duración: 19min
  • 034 - Chapter 33
    Duración: 16min
  • 035 - Chapter 34
    Duración: 13min
  • 036 - Chapter 35
    Duración: 10min
  • 037 - Chapter 36
    Duración: 11min
  • 038 - Chapter 37
    Duración: 13min
  • 039 - Chapter 38
    Duración: 16min
  • 040 - Chapter 39
    Duración: 20min
  • 041 - Chapter 40
    Duración: 13min
  • 042 - Chapter 41
    Duración: 06min
  • 043 - Chapter 42
    Duración: 16min
  • 044 - Chapter 43
    Duración: 17min
  • 045 - Chapter 44
    Duración: 13min
  • 046 - Chapter 45
    Duración: 11min
  • 047 - Chapter 46
    Duración: 07min
  • 048 - Chapter 47
    Duración: 07min
  • 049 - Chapter 48
    Duración: 17min
  • 050 - Chapter 49
    Duración: 17min
  • 051 - Chapter 50
    Duración: 10min
  • 052 - Chapter 51
    Duración: 13min
  • 053 - Chapter 52
    Duración: 13min
  • 054 - Chapter 53
    Duración: 25min
  • 055 - Chapter 54
    Duración: 05min
  • 056 - Credits
    Duración: 51s
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    Duración: 01min

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