Anna and the Swallow Man

Anna and the Swallow Man

Gavriel Savit


New York Times Bestseller

"Exquisite." —The Wall road Journal

"This is masterly storytelling." —The big apple instances booklet Review

A gorgeous, attractive, and impressive debut novel set in Poland throughout the moment global warfare ideal for readers of All the sunshine we can't See and The booklet Thief.
 
Kraków, 1939. one million marching squaddies and 1000 barking canines. this is often no position to develop up. Anna Łania is simply seven years previous whilst the Germans take her father, a linguistics professor, in the course of their purge of intellectuals in Poland. She’s on my own.

after which Anna meets the Swallow Man. He is a secret, unusual and tall, a talented deceiver with greater than a bit magic up his sleeve. And while the warriors within the streets examine him, they see what he wishes them to determine.

The Swallow guy isn't really Anna’s father—she is aware that very well—but she additionally is aware that, like her father, he’s at risk of being taken, and prefer her father, he has a present for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even poultry. whilst he summons a vivid, attractive swallow right down to his hand to forestall her from crying, Anna is entranced. She follows him into the desert.

Over the process their travels jointly, Anna and the Swallow guy will ward off bombs, tame infantrymen, or even, regardless of their larger judgment, make a chum. yet in an international long gone mad, every thing can end up risky. Even the Swallow Man. 
 
Destined to turn into a vintage, Gavriel Savit’s gorgeous debut finds life’s toughest classes whereas celebrating its striking chances.

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