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By Anne-Laure Bondoux

Political problems and civil unrest strength a girl and younger boy to escape their war-torn state 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 ways 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 girl who requested Gloria to take her child. the lady, Gloria says, used to be French, and the child used to be Blaise.
whilst Blaise turns seven years previous, the Soviet Union collapses, and it’s then that Gloria comes to a decision she and Blaise needs to flee. They make their approach westward strolling, heading towards France, the place Gloria says they're going to locate shelter. in the course of their five-year trip around the Caucasus and Europe as they come across different refugees looking for a greater existence, Blaise grows from a boy into a teen. even though, it’s simply as a tender guy can Blaise try and untangle his identity.
Bondoux’s heartbreaking story of exile, sacrifice, wish, and survival is a narrative of final love.

“A fantastically cadenced tribute to maternal love and the ability of news amid modern political chaos.”—Kirkus reports, Starred Review

“The [Blaise and Gloria] make a dangerous, 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 spell binding novel that combines grand storytelling with an unflinching examine the tough realities of poverty.”—Junior Library Guild

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After a while, when it gets so cold that it hurts your lips to talk, it helps to think about pleasant things. And if your feet hurt, you have to pretend they aren’t yours. They belong to somebody else. And somebody else’s feet cannot be hurting you, right? chapter ten OUR new refuge is called Souma-Soula. It’s a vast village close to mountains made of recycled materials, like bricks, wooden boards, plastic, and galvanized iron. Everything is built haphazardly, but everyone manages to find a spot, and Gloria says that we’ll be living in clover.

In my opinion, I was very lucky she found me the day of the Terrible Accident. After we’ve been walking for several hours, the dawn reveals a barren countryside. I ask Gloria whether we’ll go back to the Complex. She says no. ” “There are better stores in other places,” she assures me. “What about your friend at the Turkish restaurant? ” I look around me. The small valleys powdered with frost, the thick pine trees, the road that disappears in the distance. The fugitives have all dispersed. I can see only a few tired silhouettes and a family that follows a cart.

That’s why he nicknamed you Gloria Bohème,” I say. ” “Yes, Koumaïl. And then Vassili pulled on his suspenders to make them snap. ” Suddenly Gloria looks sad. She lies down under the blanket on the other mattress; I can see her stomach, which rises like a hill. She coughs and coughs and coughs—enough to tear her throat out. I swallow to undo the knot that strangles me. “One day you’ll find Zemzem and I’ll find my mother,” I say, hoping to make her feel better. The log in the stove is almost burned.

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