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The Resource Early one morning : a novel, Virginia Baily

Early one morning : a novel, Virginia Baily

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Early one morning : a novel
Title
Early one morning
Title remainder
a novel
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Virginia Baily
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eng
Summary
On the verge of fleeing Rome during World War II, Chiara Ravello rescues Daniele, a child who is about to be herded onto a truck with his family, a split-second decision that has repercussions decades later when Daniele's daughter contacts her
Summary
A grey dawn in 1943: on a street in Rome, two young women, complete strangers to each other, lock eyes for a single moment. One of the women, Chiara Ravello, is about to flee the occupied city for the safety of her grandparents' house in the hills. The other has been herded on to a truck with her husband and their young children, and will shortly be driven off into the darkness. In that endless-seeming moment, before she has time to think about what she is doing, Chiara makes a decision that changes her life for ever. Loudly claiming the woman's son as her own nephew, she demands his immediate return; only as the trucks depart does she begin to realize what she has done. She is twenty-seven, single, with a sister who needs her constant care, a hazardous journey ahead of her, and now a child in her charge - a child with no papers who refuses to speak and gives every indication that he will bolt at the first opportunity. Three decades later, Chiara lives alone in Rome, a self-contained, self-possessed woman working as a translator and to all appearances quite content with a life which revolves around work, friends, music and the theatre. But always in the background is the shadow of Daniele, the boy from the truck, whose absence haunts her every moment. Gradually we learn of the havoc wrought on Chiara, her family and her friends by the boy she rescued, and how he eventually broke her heart. And when she receives a phone call from a teenage girl named Maria, claiming to be Daniele's daughter, Chiara knows that it is time for her to face up to the past.
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813
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no index present
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fiction
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adult
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Early one morning : a novel, Virginia Baily
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Originally published in Great Britain by Virago Press, July 2015
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text
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sky2ocm77736416
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780316300391
Lccn
bl2015030517
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Early one morning : a novel, Virginia Baily
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Virago Press, July 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm77736416
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780316300391
Lccn
bl2015030517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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