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by Daniel Putkowski

Paradise, but not for amateurs. In Aruba, far from the sparkling beaches and glamorous hotels lies a waning refinery boomtown of barroom brothels, flexible morality, and one tourist trap known as Charlie's Bar. Luz, a young Colombian woman works as a prostitute to pay her family's debt only to discover a place that gives as much as it takes even she risks her soul.
Download An Island Away epub
ISBN: 0981595901
ISBN13: 978-0981595900
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Women's Fiction
Author: Daniel Putkowski
Language: English
Publisher: Hawser Press (December 4, 2017)
Pages: 496 pages
ePUB size: 1159 kb
FB2 size: 1820 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 107
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I purchased this book because it was set on my favorite island in the entire civilized world. Aruba. I first read this book back in June of 2012 in anticipation of my second visit to Aruba. Since then I will often pick it up, along with the follow-up "Under A Blue Flag" and the murder mystery "Dark Currents" once a year to re-read them all over again.

Author Daniel Putkowski really paints a vivid picture of life in San Nicholas and the island of Aruba. "An Island Away" could and should be made into a mini-series. It's just that riveting and interesting.
Im not a usually reader of fiction but this book is very good and has kept my interest so far. About half way through it. Being a regular visitor of the Island, its very spot on.
My wife and I visit Aruba each year sol this book is a great read for me. I enjoy the fact that I know all the areas mentioned in the book and can visualize the streets, neighborhoods and characters while I read about them. Well written and very interesting. It's difficult for me to find time to read but once I pick it up I don't want to put it down!
An enjoyable read. The author has writing skills that sometimes caused me to say to myself that Hemmingway may have described some events in much the same way: and that makes me want to read more so I have just purchased the second book on Aruba by the author. I think this book could have been shortened by a hundred pages or so and been just as effective. I understand the second book is shorter and I see that as a potential improvement. Right now my plans are to read all books by this author because I find him to have substantial writing skills that make reading his work an enjoyable experience.
Being a frequent visitor to Aruba, I could really picture the sites & the characters in this novel. Great development of the characters & story!
Putkowski is a good writer and does a good job with researching and putting his material together. The book was a gift for someone and they totally enjoyed reading it; it put them back on that same island that he so aptly describes.
This fictional story was okay but could have been shorter. I felt that it was drawn out to long.
As I have been to Aruba numerous times I could relate to many of the locations mentioned.
Still, I think many may enjoy the story.
I've been to Aruba a couple of times so I anticipated reading this to get another "taste" of the island. I enjoyed the book thoroughly and had trouble putting it down for long. The book was not what I expected but it was a nice surprise. I expected more focus on the beauty or lore of the island, instead the book focused on some great characters in the "industrial town" of San Nicholas (not an area tourists usually spend much time). The character who anchors the story is a prostitute from Colombia, this might put some people off...not me. Again- I thought the book was a good read with great characters.