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- DescriptionWinner of the Batchelder Award--this tale of of exile, sacrifice, hope, and survival is a story of ultimate love. Blaise Fortune, also kwn as Koumail, loves hearing the story of how he came to live with Gloria in the Republic of Georgia: Gloria was picking peaches in her father s orchard when she heard a train derail. After running to the site of the accident, she found an injured woman who asked Gloria to take her baby. The woman, Gloria claims, was French, and the baby was Blaise. When Blaise turns seven years old, the Soviet Union collapses and Gloria decides that she and Blaise must flee the political troubles and civil unrest in Georgia. The two make their way westward on foot, heading toward France, where Gloria says they will find safe haven. But what exactly is the truth about Blaise s past?Bits and pieces are revealed as he and Gloria endure a five-year journey across the Caucasus and Europe, weathering hardships and welcoming unforgettable encounters with other refugees searching for a better life. During this time Blaise grows from a boy into an adolescent; but only later, as a young man, can he finally attempt to untangle his identity. Bondoux s heartbreaking tale of exile, sacrifice, hope, and survival is a story of ultimate love. From the Hardcover edition.
- Author BiographyAnne-Laure Bondoux has received numerous literary prizes in her native France. Among her previous books published by Delacorte Press is The Killer s Tears, which received the prestigious Prix Sorcieres in France and was a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book in the United States. From the Hardcover edition.
- Author(s)Anne-Laure Bondoux,Y. Maudet
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication20/09/2012
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Out-of-print date24/11/2015
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps
- Weight159 g
- Width137 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine10 mm
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