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Book Review: 'The Way to Paradise'

The Way to Paradise, by Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, devotes alternating chapters to the lives of political activist Flora Tristan and her grandson, the artist Paul Gauguin. The two were idealists bound to struggle against the status quo. Alan Cheuse has a review.

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.