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A long petal of the sea : a novel

Author
Allende, Isabel, author.
Preferred Title
Largo pétalo de mar. English
Title
A long petal of the sea : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]
©2020
Description
318 pages ; 24 cm
Other contributors
Caistor, Nick, translator.
Hopkinson, Amanda, 1948- translator.
Notes
"Originally published in Spain in 2019 as Largo pétalo de mar"--Title page verso.
Summary
"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test. But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no more, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places. Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going. And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along"-- Provided by publisher.
In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. General Franco and his Fascists overthrew the government; hundreds of thousands fled over the mountains to the French border. Roser, a pregnant young widow, finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. To survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants; Sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda, they embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. Emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War, they discover their trials are just beginning. -- adapted from jacket
Subject headings
Winnipeg (Steamship)--Fiction.
Widows--Fiction.
Remarriage--Fiction.
Political refugees--Spain--Fiction.
Political refugees--Chile--Fiction.
Spaniards--Chile--Fiction.
Exiles--Chile--20th century--Fiction.
Spain--History--Civil War, 1936-1939--Fiction.
Genre heading
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
ISBN
9781984820150 (hardcover)
198482015X (hardcover)
9781984820167 (ebook)

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Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
PQ8098.1.L54 L3613 2020
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Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
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Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Location
Columbus Library - New Book Area
Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
FIC A 2020
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IUPUI University Lib. - Popular (2nd Floor)
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2nd Floor
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Kokomo Library
Call Number
PQ8098.1.L54 L3613 2020
Location
Kokomo Library - Bestsellers
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