By Anne-Laure Bondoux
Winner of the Batchelder Award--this story of of exile, sacrifice, desire, and survival is a narrative of final love.
Blaise Fortune, sometimes called Koumaïl, loves listening to the tale of the way he got here to dwell with Gloria within the Republic of Georgia: Gloria was once choosing peaches in her father’s orchard whilst she heard a teach derail. After working to the location of the coincidence, she came across an injured lady who requested Gloria to take her child. the girl, Gloria claims, used to be French, and the infant was once Blaise.
When Blaise turns seven years outdated, the Soviet Union collapses and Gloria makes a decision that she and Blaise needs to flee the political problems and civil unrest in Georgia. the 2 make their approach westward taking walks, heading towards France, the place Gloria says they'll locate refuge. yet what precisely is the reality approximately Blaise’s past?
Bits and items are published as he and Gloria suffer a five-year trip around the Caucasus and Europe, weathering hardships and inviting unforgettable encounters with different refugees trying to find a greater lifestyles. in this time Blaise grows from a boy into a teen; yet in simple terms later, as a tender guy, can he ultimately try and untangle his identity.
Bondoux’s heartbreaking story of exile, sacrifice, desire, and survival is a narrative of final love.
From the Hardcover edition.