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The silence of the choir / Mohamed Mbougar Sarr ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.


"Seventy-two men arrive in the middle of the Sicilian countryside. They are "immigrants," "refugees" or "migrants." But in Altino, they're called the ragazzi, the "guys" that the Santa Marta Association have taken responsibility for. In this small Sicilian town, their arrival changes life for everybody. While they wait to know their fate, the ragazzi encounter all kinds of people: a strange vicar who rewrites their pasts, a woman committed to ensuring them asylum, a man determined to fight against it, an older ragazzo who has become an interpreter, and a reclusive poet who no longer writes. Each character in this moving and important saga is forced to reflect on what it means to encounter people they know nothing about. They watch as a situation unfolds over which they have little control or insight. A story told through a growing symphony of voices that ends only when one final voice brings silence to the choir."-- Provided by publisher

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798889660200
  • Physical Description: 391 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2024.

Content descriptions

Language Note:
In English, translated from the French.
Subject: Refugees > Libya > Fiction.
Racism > Italy > Fiction.
Xenophobia > Italy > Fiction.
Nationalism > Italy > Fiction.
Senegalese fiction (French)
Italy > Politics and government > Fiction.
Sicily (Italy) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Social problem fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Upper Skagit Library SAR 1019461 New Adult Fiction Checked out 08/07/2024

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