The fountains of silence : a novel / Ruta Sepetys.

Author
Sepetys, Ruta [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York : Philomel Books, 2019.
  • ©2019
Description
495 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Library of Congress genre
Summary note
-Madrid, 1957- Under the oppressive dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography - and fate - introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War, as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heartwrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of struggles in Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. -- From dust jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-487).
Target audience
  • HL620L Lexile
  • Decoding: 5 (very hard) Vocabulary: 5 (very hard) Sentences: 5 (very hard) Patterns: 5 (very hard) Lexile
Study program information
Accelerated Reader UG 4.5 15.0.
ISBN
  • 9780399160318 (hardcover)
  • 0399160310 (hardcover)
  • 9780593116708 (hardcover)
  • 0593116704 (hardcover)
  • 9780593115251 (hardcover)
  • 0593115252 (hardcover)
  • (electronic book)
LCCN
2019018127
OCLC
1083708512
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