By Gavriel Savit
New York Times Bestseller
"Exquisite." —The Wall road Journal
"This is masterly storytelling." —The long island instances booklet Review
A attractive, appealing, and bold debut novel set in Poland through the moment global conflict excellent for readers of All the sunshine we won't See and The ebook Thief.
Kraków, 1939. 1000000 marching infantrymen and 1000 barking canine. this is often no position to develop up. Anna Łania is simply seven years outdated while the Germans take her father, a linguistics professor, in the course of their purge of intellectuals in Poland. She’s on my own.
after which Anna meets the Swallow Man. He is a secret, unusual and tall, a talented deceiver with greater than a bit magic up his sleeve. And while the warriors within the streets examine him, they see what he desires them to determine.
The Swallow guy isn't Anna’s father—she is familiar with that very well—but she additionally understands that, like her father, he’s at risk of being taken, and prefer her father, he has a present for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even poultry. while he summons a vibrant, attractive swallow all the way down to his hand to forestall her from crying, Anna is entranced. She follows him into the desert.
Over the process their travels jointly, Anna and the Swallow guy will evade bombs, tame infantrymen, or even, regardless of their higher judgment, make a chum. yet in a global long past mad, every little thing can turn out harmful. Even the Swallow Man.
Destined to develop into a vintage, Gavriel Savit’s beautiful debut finds life’s toughest classes whereas celebrating its spectacular percentages.