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THE GIRL WHO WATCHED THE TRAINS DEPART (working title)

Ruperto Long

  • Original Title: A BAMBINA CHE GUARDAVA I TRENI PARTIRE
  • Publication date: August 2017
  • Publisher: AGUILAR
  • Country: UY
  • 379 print pages
  • Factual/True story

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century, World War II
  • Location setting: Belgium
  • Themes: FAMILY, Filiation, PEOPLE facing life, Life change, Moral dilemma, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Exile, Survival, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Power, Totalitarian regime, War and other conflicts, CHARACTERS, Child

Pitch

A chilling novelized true story about an era in which xenophobia, persecution, war and migration converged. In the 1940s, in a world battered by war, Charlotte, an eight-year-old Belgian girl, disappears from Nazi-occupied Liège, leaving behind her happy home and childhood.

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Translation Rights sold: Italy, Brazil

Ruperto Long won the Juan Zorrilla de San Martín Medal of Honor for his works on Lautréamont and Ferrer. He was a Uruguayan senator, president of the National Electrical Power Plant and Transmission Administration.

Summary

A chilling novelized true story about an era in which xenophobia, persecution, war and migration converged. In the 1940s, in a world battered by war, Charlotte, an eight-year-old Belgian girl, disappears from Nazi-occupied Liège, leaving behind her happy home and childhood. Along with her family, she is fleeing persecution, living terrible misadventures, and staying out of sight in squalid hideouts in various towns and cities. Her uncle who is forced to work in one of the ghettos that Hitler ordered the Jews confined to, must face an extreme ethical dilemma.

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