The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence

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A haunting and romantic novel set in post-war Spain by Ruta Sepetys - winner of the Carnegie Medal 2017.

Madrid, 1957. Daniel, young, wealthy and unsure of his place in the world, views the city through the lens of his camera. Ana, a hotel maid whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco. Lives and hearts collide as they unite to uncover the hidden darkness within the city. A darkness that could engulf them all . . .

Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love and the hidden violence of silence.

'Ruta Sepetys is a master of historical fiction' - Elizabeth Wein, author of CODE NAME VERITY. PRAISE FOR THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE: Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2021 * 'Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwood's Gilead' - New York Times * 'A staggering tale of love, loss and national shame' - Entertainment Weekly * 'Gripping. Ruta Sepetys is the finest writer of historical fiction working today' - The Wall Street Journal * 'Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction.' - Booklist * 'A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience.' - Kirkus * 'An exemplary work of historical fiction.' - The Horn Book

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