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Without Blood by Alessandro Baricco

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By Alessandro Baricco

An unforgettable fantasy concerning the brutality of battle -- and one girl's quest for revenge and therapeutic, from the writer of the acclaimed overseas bestseller Silk.When -- in an unnamed position and time -- Manuel Roca's enemies hunt him all the way down to kill him, they fail to find Nina, his youngest baby, hidden in a gap underneath his farmhouse flooring. After this carnage Tito, one of many murderers, discovers Nina's trapdoor. Enthralled via the sight of Nina's ideal innocence, he retains quiet. by the point she has grown up, Nina's innocence can have bloomed into anything else altogether, and one after the other the wartime hunters becomes the peacetime hunted. yet no longer till a remarkable outdated lady calls upon a well-recognized outdated guy promoting newspapers on the town will we be aware of what Nina will eventually make of her brutal legacy.

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I saw the books in Gretchen’s library, on their own shelf, with dustcovers still well intact though aged. Her mother had inscribed each one to her—“To my darling daughter”—with what I calculated to be the year Gretchen would have finished the equivalent of high school. Next to them were braille versions, which Gretchen had commissioned. The covers showed a woman with short blond hair and an exaggerated expression apparently romping through comic adventures with her social set, who, the plot summaries informed us, didn’t approve of the heroine’s ambition.

I want to thank you for all the work you’re putting into it. I knew the photos were in a state, but I didn’t realize how bad of one. ” She pushed her eyebrows together. I could tell how hard that was for her to say. ” Gretchen teared up. “It was magical, those youngest years. Not just seeing—though seeing was good, of course—but it was what I saw! Mother had such a way of creating moments. She lived a life then that was … exotic and exhilarating … hotels and airplanes…. I tagged along. Did you see the picture?

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