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.
Nigel Jay Cooper
An Egyptian Adventure
A Crampton of the Chronicle mystery
A Family Saga
A Swedish Affair
Carrie Jane Knowles
- SHARE THIS:
- SEE ALSO:
- Cosmic Egg BooksFANTASY, SCI-FI, HORROR & PARANORMAL
- Perfect EdgeFiction for those who know fiction matters
- Top Hat BooksHISTORICAL FICTION
- Visit the John Hunt Publishing website