Barcelona: Penguin Random House, Editorial Lumen, (Narrativa), 2019. First Edition. Paperback. 656p., wrps. new. Item #68890
In "Peregrinos", two families from different regions of Prussia -- the Schippers and the Hahlbrocks -- join an exodus provoked by the horrors of World War II. Without knowing each other, Arno Schipper and Ilse Hahlbrock, two of the families' children, set out on a tireless pilgrimage alone to escape destruction, hunger, and death. The hope of peace, reunion, and a place to start anew keeps both of them going. Inspired by real events, this work is a moving, human novel, providing an extraordinary reflection of interwoven paths and inevitable destiny after one of the most heart-wrenching conflicts in history.