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By Brigid Pasulka, Cassandra Campbell, Audible Studios

The unconventional opens at the eve of worldwide struggle II. within the mountain village of Half-Village, a tender guy nicknamed the Pigeon, lower than the approving eyes of the full village, courts the attractive Anielica Hetmanska. however the war's arrival wreaks havoc in all their lives and delays their marriage for 6 lengthy years. approximately fifty years later, their granddaughter, Beata, leaves Half-Village for Krakow, where the place her grandparents lived as newlyweds after the warfare and the environment of her grandmother's so much magical tales. Beata yearns to discover her personal position during this new urban, one who is particularly various from her mind's eye and the prior. Her first individual perception right into a state at the cusp of change--and the human toll of Poland's rapid-fire embody of capitalism--transports readers to a different international. whilst unforeseen occasions take place, one undeniably tragic, and the opposite one of those miracle, Beata is given a clean glimpse at her family's and her country's, heritage and a imaginative and prescient of her personal crucial function within the New Poland. With the easy, finished grace of a proficient storyteller, Pasulka weaves jointly the 2 strands of her tale, re-imagining part a century of Polish background in the course of the legacy of 1 profound love affair--that of the Pigeon and Anielica--which readers will not quickly fail to remember.

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