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The fountains of silence : a novel

Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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-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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Young adult works
Romance fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Francisco Franco; Francisco Franco; Francisco Franco
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruta Sepetys
ISBN: 9780399160318 0399160310 9780593116708 0593116704 9780593115251 0593115252
OCLC Number: 1083708512
Target Audience: HL620L; Decoding: 5 (very hard); Vocabulary: 5 (very hard); Sentences: 5 (very hard); Patterns: 5 (very hard)
Description: 495 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ruta Sepetys.

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-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. --

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