Painter of Silence

Painter of Silence

Georgina Harding


SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Iasi, Romania, the early Nineteen Fifties. A anonymous guy is located at the steps of a sanatorium. Deaf and mute, he's not able to speak till a tender nurse referred to as Safta brings paper and pencils with which he can draw. Slowly, painstakingly, stories look at the web page. The stories are Safta's additionally. For the fellow is Augustin, son of the cook dinner on the manor apartment which used to be Safta's family members domestic. Born six months aside, they grew up with a connection that bypassed phrases. yet whereas Augustin's international remained an analogous measurement Safta's increased to include languages, society - and a fleeting love, one lengthy, scorching summer time. yet then got here conflict, and in its wake a brutal Stalinist regime, and not anything may stay an identical.

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