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The Resource The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

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The kites
Title
The kites
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Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"On a small farm in Normandy, as Hitler rises to power in Germany, young Ludo comes of age in the care of his Uncle Ambrose, an eccentric mailman, kite-maker, and pacifist. Ludo's quiet existence changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family who own the estate next door. In a single glance, Ludo instantly falls in love forever; Lila, on the other hand, remains elusive. Thus begins Ludo's adventure of longing, passion, and steadfast love for Lila, who begins to reciprocate his feelings just as Europe descends into war. After Germany invades Poland, Lila and her family disappear, and Ludo's journey to save her from the Nazis becomes a journey to save his loved ones, his country, and ultimately himself. Filled with unforgettable characters--an indomitable chef who believes Michelin stars are more enduring than military conquests; a Jewish brothel Madam who reinvents everything about herself during the war; a piano virtuoso turned RAF pilot-The Kites is Romain Gary's poetic call for resistance in whatever form it takes. " --Amazon
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Gary, Romain
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fiction
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Richmond Mouillot, Miranda
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  • Orphans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Normandy (France)
Target audience
general
Label
The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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Note
Copyright ©1980 by Éditions Gallimard ; Translation copyright ©2017 by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780811226547
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017014029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975139254
Label
The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Publication
Note
Copyright ©1980 by Éditions Gallimard ; Translation copyright ©2017 by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780811226547
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017014029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975139254

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