Long Petal of the Sea

An epic that starts in 1939 and spans decades and continents . . .


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A Long Petal of the Sea begins on September 3, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles’ splendid arrival in Chile and the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life – and the fate of his country – forever changed.nnnnTogether with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile.nnnnWhen opportunity to seek refuge arises, they board a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to Chile, the promised ‘long petal of sea and wine and snow’.nnnnThere, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world.nnnnA masterful work of historical fiction that soars from the Spanish Civil War to the rise and fall of Pinochet, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.

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Isabel Allende


Bloomsbury Publishing