The Land Beyond the Wall

The Land Beyond the Wall Emma lives on the grey cold lonely side of a wall where people speak in whispers and no flowers grow the Iron Curtain On the other side there is happiness and colour but she can never go there Wh

  • Title: The Land Beyond the Wall
  • Author: Veronika Martenova Charles
  • ISBN: 9781771084659
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Emma lives on the grey, cold, lonely side of a wall, where people speak in whispers and no flowers grow the Iron Curtain On the other side, there is happiness and colour, but she can never go there When Emma s parents disappear, she is sent to live with her Aunt Lily, who, just like the land withered from lack of sunshine, was broken by the life she led One day, a sEmma lives on the grey, cold, lonely side of a wall, where people speak in whispers and no flowers grow the Iron Curtain On the other side, there is happiness and colour, but she can never go there When Emma s parents disappear, she is sent to live with her Aunt Lily, who, just like the land withered from lack of sunshine, was broken by the life she led One day, a strange boat captain and an even stranger boat arrive, and Emma leaves her world behind forever.Following Emma s arrival in a strange land Halifax s Pier 21 , her placement in a group home, and the discovery of her voice through art, The Land Beyond the Wall is a beautifully rendered allegory that uses magic realism to confront the harsh realities of immigration, and the universal struggle of finding one s voice, and one s place in the world.From Publisher s Weekly The point of the book is that history repeats itself, and walls never work, says Charles And history seems to be forgotten You just can t put a wall between people it just doesn t work.

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