Smuggled

Product Number: EB00641132
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9780802195548
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Sweeping from post-WWII rural Romania to the cosmopolitan Budapest of 1990, Christina Shea's Smuggled is the story of Eva Farkas, who loses her identity, quite literally, as a young child when she is smuggled in a flour sack across the Hungarian border to escape the Nazis. Five-year-old Eva is trafficked from Hungary to Romania at the end of the war, arriving in the fictional border town of Crisu, given the name Anca Balaj by her aunt and uncle and instructed never to speak another word of Hungarian again. "Eva is dead," she is told. As the years pass, Anca proves an unquenchable spirit, with a lust for life even when political forces threaten to derail her at every turn. Time is layered in this quest for self, culminating in the end of the Iron Curtain and Anca's reclaiming of the name her mother gave her. When Eva returns to Hungary in 1990, a country changing as fast as the price of bread, she meets Martin, an American teacher, and Eva's lifelong search for family and identity comes full circle as her cross-cultural relationship with Martin deepens through their endeavor to rescue the boy downstairs from abuse. An intimate look at the effects of history on an individual life, Smuggled is a raw and fearless account of transformation, and a viscerally reflective tale about the basic need for love without claims.

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Author(s): Christina Shea
Original Publish Date: Jul 05, 2011

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CD
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Author(s): Christina Shea
Narrator(s): Barbara Rosenblat
Product Number C6227
Released: Jul 14, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461802167
eAudio
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Author(s): Christina Shea
Narrator(s): Barbara Rosenblat
Product Number Z01805
Released: Jul 05, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461833086
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Christina Shea
Narrator(s): Barbara Rosenblat
Product Number MP0094
Released: Jul 13, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461821175

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