Painter of Silence

Painter of Silence

A Novel

Book - 2012
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012Iasi, Romania, the early 1950s. A nameless man is found on the steps of a hospital. Deaf and mute, he is unable to communicate until a young nurse called Safta brings paper and pencils with which he can draw. Slowly, painstakingly, memories appear on the page.The memories are Safta's also. For the man is Augustin, son of the cook at the manor house which was Safta's family home. Born six months apart, they grew up with a connection that bypassed words. But while Augustin's world remained the same size Safta's expanded to embrace languages, society - and a fleeting love, one long, hot summer.But then came war, and in its wake a brutal Stalinist regime, and nothing would remain the same.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781408830420
1408830426
9781608197705
1608197700
Branch Call Number: FICTION Harding 2012
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 22 cm

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uncommonreader
Jan 31, 2014

Set in post WW II Eastern Europe, the protaganists are the daughter of a landowner and the deaf mute son of a servant. It is a subtle, understated novel but nevertheless is quite powerful and has something to say about how people live together.

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cgencay
Feb 06, 2013

I'm so glad to have read from this author for the first time. This is a story of a truly beautiful relationship that can believably last forever, even when war disrupts all else. Looking so forward to the author's other works.

DJK May 22, 2012

Orange Award finalist

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cgencay thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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