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A long petal of the sea : a novel

Allende, Isabel (author.). Caistor, Nick, (translator.). Hopkinson, Amanda, 1948- (translator.). Ballerini, Edoardo, 1970- (narrator.).

Summary

Summary: "In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: 'the long petal of sea and wine and snow.' As unlikely partners, they embrace their exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, Roser and Victor face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they await the day when they might go home. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along."--Container.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0593167961
  • ISBN: 9780593167960
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Audio, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, [2020]

Contents / Notes

General Note: "Originally published in Spain in 2019 as Largo pétalo de mar."
Compact discs.
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Edoardo Ballerini.
Subject: Spain
Refugees
Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939)
FICTION / Sagas
FICTION / Historical / General
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
FICTION / Romance / Historical / General
Widows Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Refugees Spain Fiction
Refugees Chile Fiction
Spain History Civil War, 1936-1939 Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
History.
Historical fiction.
Fiction.

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Summary: Sponsored by the poet Pablo Neruda to flee the violence of the Spanish Civil War, a pregnant widow and an army doctor unite in an arranged marriage only to be swept up by the early days of World War II.
"In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: 'the long petal of sea and wine and snow.' As unlikely partners, they embrace their exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, Roser and Victor face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they await the day when they might go home. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along."--Container.

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