From the bestselling author of The Piano Tuner, a stunning new novel about a young girl’s journey
through a vast, unnamed country in search of her brother.
Raised in a remote village on the edge of a sugarcane
plantation, fourteen-year-old Isabel was born with the gift and curse of
“seeing farther.” When drought and war grip the backlands, her brother Isaias
joins a great exodus to a teeming city in the south. Soon Isabel must follow,
forsaking the only home she’s ever known, her sole consolation the thought of
being with her brother again. But when she arrives, she discovers that Isaias
has disappeared. Weeks and then months pass, until one day, armed only with her
unshakable hope, she descends into the chaos of the city to find him.
Told with astonishing empathy, and strikingly visual, the
story of Isabel’s quest—her dignity and determination, her deeply spiritual
world—is a universal tale about the bonds of family and a sister’s love for her
brother, about journeys and longing, survival and true heroism. Download and start listening now!