The Fountains of Silence (Hardback)Ruta Sepetys (author)
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FROM CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNING AUTHOR RUTA SEPETYS
Daniel, young, wealthy and unsure of his place in the world, views the city through the lens of his camera.
Ana, a hotel maid whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco.
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.
**PRAISE FOR THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE**
'Ruta Sepetys is the finest writer of historical fiction working today.'
The Wall Street Journal
'Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction.'
'A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience.'
'An exemplary work of historical fiction.'
The Horn Book
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 44 mm
[A] towering work of historical insight. * Entertainment Weekly *
A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience. * Kirkus *
Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction. * Booklist *
Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwood's Gilead in Ruta Sepetys's suspenseful, romantic and timely new work of historical fiction. * The New York Times Book Review *
An exemplary work of historical fiction. * The Horn Book *
Gripping. * Publisher's Weekly *
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