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The Resource Painter of silence : a novel, Georgina Harding

Painter of silence : a novel, Georgina Harding

Label
Painter of silence : a novel
Title
Painter of silence
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Georgina Harding
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Augustin, a deaf mute and the cook's son at the manor house at Poiana, where Safta was the privileged daughter, is found on the steps of the hospital in Iaşi, Romania, where she works and remembering him, Safta brings him paper and pencil so he may draw, which brings the two of them back together again in a friendship that bypasses social classes
Summary
1948. A man is found on the steps of the hospital in Iasi, Romania. Wet with morning dew, he is as frail as a fallen bird and utters no words. It is days before anyone realises that he is deaf and mute. The ward sister, Adriana, whose son still has not returned from the war in Russia, sits at the man's bedside and whispers to him, keeping herself company. But it is a young nurse called Safta who thinks to bring paper and pencils with which he might draw. Slowly, painstakingly, memories appear on the page: a hillside, a stable, a racing car, a grand house as it was before everything changed for ever. Through these pictures, Safta realised she shares the man's history and memories. The man is Augustin, the son of a cook at the manor house in Dumbraveni where Safta was the privileged daughter. While Augustin's world stayed the same size, Safta's expanded to embrace languages, society, the breathless possibility of Paris. But a war has raged and ebbed since those days, leaving in its wake a new Communist regime. Walls have ears, words and images are more dangerous than ever before, and even neighbours cannot be trusted. How can Augustin tell Safta the things he must; things more than drawings can covey?
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10130361
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harding, Georgina
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A724
LC item number
P35 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deaf
  • Artists
  • Social classes
  • Romania
Target audience
adult
Label
Painter of silence : a novel, Georgina Harding
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781608197705
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011042284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759084175
  • (OCoLC)759084175
  • 246720
Label
Painter of silence : a novel, Georgina Harding
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781608197705
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011042284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759084175
  • (OCoLC)759084175
  • 246720

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