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A Long Petal of the Sea

ISBN: 9781526615916
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A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. Tragic, redemptive, and compulsive reading, this fabulous novel by Allende reflects her own life as a refugee looking for a place to call home.
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Escaping the civil war in Spain, Victor Dalmau boards a ship bound for Chile with his family to receive a great welcome and a chance to start anew. When the welcome runs out, Victor and his family move to Venezuela to once again pick up the pieces of their fractured lives. Tragic, redemptive, and compulsive reading, this fabulous novel by Allende reflects her own life as a refugee looking for a place to call home.

- Mary Burnham, Dubray Dun Laoghaire

That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe.

Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever changed. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile.

When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised 'long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world.

A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.

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Escaping the civil war in Spain, Victor Dalmau boards a ship bound for Chile with his family to receive a great welcome and a chance to start anew. When the welcome runs out, Victor and his family move to Venezuela to once again pick up the pieces of their fractured lives. Tragic, redemptive, and compulsive reading, this fabulous novel by Allende reflects her own life as a refugee looking for a place to call home.

- Mary Burnham, Dubray Dun Laoghaire

That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe.

Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever changed. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile.

When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised 'long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world.

A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.

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