The wind knows my name

Vienna, 1938. Samuel Adler is five years old when his father disappears during Kristallnacht – the night their family loses everything. As her child’s safety seems ever-harder to guarantee, Samuel’s mother secures a spot for him on the last Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria to England. He boards alone, carrying nothing but a change of clothes and his violin. Arizona, 2019. Eight decades later, Anita Diaz and her mother board another train, fleeing looming danger in El Salvador and seeking refuge in the United States. But their arrival coincides with the new family separation policy, and seven-year-old Anita finds herself alone at a camp in Nogales. She escapes her tenuous reality through her trips to Azabahar, a magical world of the imagination. Meanwhile, Selena Duran, a young social worker, enlists the help of a successful lawyer in hopes of tracking down Anita’s mother.


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THE POWERFUL AND MOVING NEW NOVEL FROM LITERARY LEGEND ISABEL ALLENDE'A testament to love, survival and sacrifice' HARPER'S BAZAAR No, we're not lost. The wind knows my name. And yours too.Vienna, 1938. Five-year-old Samuel Adler boards the last Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria, escaping to England with just a change of clothes and his beloved violin. Eight decades later, Anita Diaz and her mother flee El Salvador for refuge in the United States, where the new family separation policy lands seven-year-old Anita alone at a camp in Nogales. Intertwining past and present, this is an unforgettable story of the search for family and home, the extraordinary sacrifices made by parents, and the courage of children to never stop dreaming. 'Allende blends fact and fiction, love and war . . . As you read her escapist tale you develop a richer understanding of the world you inhabit' BRITISH VOGUEPRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR'A grand storyteller' KHALED HOSSEINI'A new novel by Isabel Allende is always a treat' DAILY MAIL'What a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time' COLUM MCCANN'A global literary great' i

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Weight 198 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 14 mm












1st paperback ed


863.64 (edition:23)


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