Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: August 2006
Duration: 12 hours 32 minutes
Peter Gardner, a white scientist from England, is exiled after performing dangerous experiments on patients. He flees with his beautiful young daughter, Virginia, to the Caribbean, where he raises her in isolation among few people—all natives. One of those natives is Carlos, a young boy of mixed-race. Virginia and Carlos develop a forbidden friendship, which later blooms into a love that binds them above all cultural, racial, and paternal resistance. This is a touching love story and a haunting coming-of-age tale.
“[It has] strong themes and dramatic ironies…readers will find her love story—which has a refreshingly happy ending—very sensitively told.”--Publishers Weekly