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22 Britannia Road: A Novel

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display_description A tour de force that echoes modern classics like Suite Francaise and The Postmistress.
"Housekeeper or housewife?" the soldier asks Silvana as she and eight- year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England at the end of World War II. There her husband, Janusz, is already waiting for them at the little house at 22 Britannia Road. But the war has changed them all so utterly that they'll barely recognize one another when they are reunited. "Survivor," she answers.
Silvana and Aurek spent the war hiding in the forests of Poland. Wild, almost feral Aurek doesn't know how to tie his own shoes or sleep in a bed. Janusz is an Englishman now-determined to forget Poland, forget his own ghosts from the way, and begin a new life as a proper English family. But for Silvana, who cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, forgetting is not a possibility.
One of the most searing debuts to come along in years, 22 Britannia Road. is the wrenching chronicle of how these damaged people try to become, once again, a true family. An unforgettable novel that cries out for discussion, it is a powerful story of primal maternal love, overcoming hardship, and, ultimately, acceptance-one that will pierce your heart.
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subject_facet Husband and wife -- Fiction
Parent and child -- Fiction
Polish people -- England -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Fiction
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title_display 22 Britannia Road
title_full 22 Britannia Road / Amanda Hodgkinson
22 Britannia Road A Novel
title_short 22 Britannia Road
title_sub A Novel
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Parent and child
Polish people
Psychological aspects
World War, 1939-1945