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  • 14 of 15 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Terrace Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library HUN (Text) 35151001107358 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Terrace Public Library HUN (Text) 35151001107366 Adult Fiction Reshelving -

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  • ISBN: 9780735276871
  • Physical Description: 235 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2020.

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In 1940, as the shadow of war lengthens over Europe, three mysterious travelers enter a village in Spain. They have the appearance of Parisian intellectuals, but the trio of two men and a woman are starving and exhausted from crossing illegally through the Pyrenees. Their story, told over a period of 48 tense hours, is narrated by one of the men, who slowly accepts his unthinkable fate. In a voice despairing and elegant, he calmly considers what he should do, and weighs what any one life means. As he does so, his attention is caught by a five-year-old named Pia who wanders near his cafe table. To Pia he begins to address all that he thinks and feels in his final hours - envisioning a rich future life for her that both reflects and contrasts with his own. Meanwhile, in the 1980s, a woman named Pia seeks solitude on a remote island in the Atlantic, where she works at an inn and reflects on her chaotic childhood. As Pia's story begins, a raging storm engulfs the island and a boat flounders offshore. Pia and her fellow islanders rush to help - and past and present calamities collide.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Refugees > Fiction.
Pyrenees > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.

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