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The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Sepetys, Ruta

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From carnegie medal winning author Ruta Sepetys. Madrid, 1957. Tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine while Spanish citizens are gripped by a dark secret. Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, hopes to connect with th... read full description below.

ISBN 9780241422236
Barcode 9780241422236
Published 15 October 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241422236
ISBN-10 024142223X
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 15 October 2019
International Publication Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sepetys, Ruta
Category Teenage Romance
Historical Fiction
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 37mm
Weight 612g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Madrid Spain - Fiction - History - 20th century
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 1002391

Description of this Book

From carnegie medal winning author Ruta Sepetys. Madrid, 1957. Tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine while Spanish citizens are gripped by a dark secret. Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, hopes to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography -and fate - introduce him to Ana, a hotel maid, whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco. Daniel and Ana's lives and hearts collide as they unite to uncover the hidden darkness within the city - a darkness that could engulf them all . . . Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love and the hidden violence of silence.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience. * Kirkus * Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction. * Booklist *

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Author's Bio

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Gray. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical music concerts, booking and touring with orchestras worldwide, before turning to writing full-time. In 2015 Ruta has been awarded The Rockefeller Foundation's prestigious Bellagio Center writing residency, where she will interact with other leading international artists, writers and thinkers.

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