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Painter of silence, Georgina Harding

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Painter of silence
Title
Painter of silence
Statement of responsibility
Georgina Harding
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Iasi, Romania, the early 1950s. A man is found on the steps of a hospital, frail as a fallen bird. He carries no identification and utters no words, and it is days before anyone discovers that he is deaf and mute. And then a young nurse called Safta brings paper and pencils with which he can draw. Slowly, painstakingly, memories appear on the page: a hillside, a stable, a car, a country house, dogs and mirrored rooms and samovars in what is now a lost world. The memories are Safta's also. For the man is Augustin, son of the cook at the manor at Poiana that was her family home. Born six months apart, they grew up with a connection that bypassed words. But while Augustin's world remained the same size Safta's expanded to embrace languages, society - and love, as Augustin watched one long hot summer, in the form of a fleeting young man in a green Lagonda. Safta left before the war. Augustin stayed. But even in the wide hills and valleys around Poiana he did not escape its horrors. He watched uncomprehending as armies passed through the place. Then the Communists came, and he found himself their unlikely victim. There are things that he must tell Safta that may be more than simple drawings can convey" --Publisher description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Painter of silence, Georgina Harding
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Painter of silence, Georgina Harding
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An intimate and devastating portrait of Romania during and after the second world war, through the prism of a moving and utterly original friendship between a young nurse, and an old deaf, mute, man
Control code
14067025
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781408824467
Isbn Type
(tr. pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408821121
  • (OCoLC)761380853
  • (Nz)14067025

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