Isabel Allende The Wind Knows My Name

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Binding: Paperback

Date Published: 04 Jul 2024

THE POWERFUL AND MOVING NEW NOVEL FROM LITERARY LEGEND ISABEL ALLENDE

'A testament to love, survival and sacrifice' HARPER'S BAZAAR

No, we're not lost. The wind knows my name. And yours too.

Vienna, 1938. Five-year-old Samuel Adler boards the last Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria, escaping to England with just a change of clothes and his beloved violin.

Eight decades later, Anita Diaz and her mother flee El Salvador for refuge in the United States, where the new family separation policy lands seven-year-old Anita alone at a camp in Nogales.

Intertwining past and present, this is an unforgettable story of the search for family and home, the extraordinary sacrifices made by parents, and the courage of children to never stop dreaming.

'Allende blends fact and fiction, love and war . . . As you read her escapist tale you develop a richer understanding of the world you inhabit' BRITISH VOGUE

About the Author

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including Violeta, A Long Petal of the Sea, The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than 77 million copies worldwide. She lives in California

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'A true literary titan ... There are perhaps only a dozen authors as successful as Allende and fewer still whose writing remains as politically daring as her latest The Wind Knows My Name ... Allende blends fact and fiction, love and war, and juxtaposes the past with the present, meaning that as you read her escapist tale you develop a richer understanding of the world you inhabit'
- British Vogue

'Allende's new novel is a testament to love, survival and sacrifice'
- Harper's Bazaar

'Allende skillfully braids the traumatic stories of two young children separated from each other by decades and thousands of miles ... It's a kind of homage to parents who make unthinkable decisions to save their little ones, and to kids who survive some of the toughest challenges imaginable ... With The Wind Knows My Name, Allende has added a new dimension to her already varied works'
- Independent

'Few authors in translation have had quite the influence of Isabel Allende ... The Chilean writer has become a global literary great'
- i

'Powerful ... The dual narrative structure gives historical weight to the contemporary story line, and Allende finds real depth in her characters, especially when portraying their sacrifices. This authentic and emotionally harrowing work is a triumphant return to form'
- Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

'The queen of magic realism, Isabel Allende, follows two parallel stories of war and immigration in The Wind Knows My Name'
- BBC News

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