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- DescriptionAustria, 1944. Jakob, a gypsy boy--half Roma, half Yenish--runs for his life as he has been told to do. With shoes made of sack cloth--stained with ather person's blood--and a stone clutched in one hand, a small wooden box in the other, he runs blindly, full of fear and nearly drained of hope. He kws when to trust a stranger and when to be wary. He kws how to read the land and the sky--when to seek shelter, when t to. He has grown up following the wind and sticking to the shadows. They are familiar to him. It is the loneliness that is new. He has never, until w, been so alone. Weaving back and forth in time and place between WWII Austria, Switzerland, and 1920s England to tell the interlinked stories of Jakob, an 8-year-old gypsy boy, his father Yavy, and his English mother Lor, Jakob's Colors is about the painful legacies passed down from one generation to ather, finding hope when there is hope and color where there is color.
- Author BiographyLindsay Hawdon spent three years after university traveling around Europe, Africa, and India, hitching rides and sleeping under canvas. She has since traveled to more than sixty countries and writes regularly for The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Australian, and the LA Times. Her travel column An Englishwoman Abroad ran in the Sunday Telegraph for seven years. Her series of articles for The Sunday Times, called Have Kids Will Travel, followed a year of traveling solo with her two young boys around South East Asia. This is her first novel. She lives in Bath with her family.
- Author(s)Lindsay Hawdon
- PublisherQuercus Books
- Date of Publication05/01/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintQuercus Books
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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