By Anne-Laure Bondoux
Political problems and civil unrest strength a girl and younger boy to escape their war-torn nation looking for a secure haven during this award-winning novel that speaks to matters which are either well timed and universal.
Blaise Fortune, sometimes called Koumaïl, loves listening to the tale of the way he got here to reside with Gloria within the Republic of Georgia: Gloria ran to the location of a teach twist of fate the place she came upon an injured lady who requested Gloria to take her child. the girl, Gloria says, was once French, and the child used to be Blaise.
while Blaise turns seven years outdated, the Soviet Union collapses, and it’s then that Gloria comes to a decision she and Blaise needs to flee. They make their method westward walking, heading towards France, the place Gloria says they are going to locate shelter. in the course of their five-year trip around the Caucasus and Europe as they come upon different refugees trying to find a greater lifestyles, Blaise grows from a boy into a youngster. besides the fact that, it’s in simple terms as a tender guy can Blaise try to untangle his identity.
Bondoux’s heartbreaking story of exile, sacrifice, desire, and survival is a narrative of final love.
“A superbly cadenced tribute to maternal love and the ability of news amid modern political chaos.”—Kirkus experiences, Starred Review
“The [Blaise and Gloria] make a deadly, five-year trip westward via war-torn territory, encountering a memorable entourage of fellow refugees with poignant tales in their personal. … notwithstanding Blaise narrates this wonderfully translated novel, Gloria's voice will lengthy resonate.”—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“An captivating novel that combines grand storytelling with an unflinching examine the cruel realities of poverty.”—Junior Library Guild
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Souma-Soula: Tumbles into the lake and falls in love for the first time. 3. Sukhumi: Goes to a hammam, gets his catalog of France, and falls in love for the second time. 4. Odessa: The samovar and radio are stolen. 5. Moldova: Bullied by a farmer. 6. Romania: Meets the Gypsies. 7. Romania: Climbs into the back of a truck at a gas station. 8. German-French border: Apprehended by customs officers. 9. Poitiers: Learns French and meets Prudence. 10. Mont-Saint-Michel: Understands what is most vital to him.
So Mr. Betov asks his daughters Suki and Maya to take turns watching me while Gloria drives the truck. “We are a large family and yours is small,” Mr. Betov says.
We jump up. Stambek begins pulling with all his strength. “A big one! ” he shouts as a silvery back and fin float up. ” I rush to help. I lean over to catch the line, when suddenly I slide on the slippery bank and fall into the ice-cold lake. I sink! I choke on a mouthful of water! Helpmehelpme! Stambek lets go of everything and pulls me out. I’m shaking all over, my lips are blue, and my ears are sore. The big fish is gone, together with the radio antenna, the line, and the nail. I’m the only thing that Stambeck has caught.