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The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence (Hardback)

By Sepetys, Ruta

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From the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping novel about Spain's stolen babies scandal in an exploration of identity, dignity, and the responsibility we owe ourselves to speak our t...ruths aloud. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. 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, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true post-war struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media interstitials, oral history commentary, photos, and more.
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ISBN 9780399160318
Released AU 1 Oct 2019
Publisher Philomel Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780399160318
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Philomel Books
Imprint Philomel Books
Released 1 Oct 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sepetys, Ruta
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 43mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 726g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Photography, Hotels, motels, etc, Franco, Francisco, Secrecy
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult