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Chronicler of the Winds (1995) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

On the rooftop of a theater in an African port, a ten-year-old boy lies slowly dying of bullet wounds. He is Nelio, a leader of street kids, rumored to be a healer and a prophet, and possessed of a strangely ancient wisdom.

One of the millions of poor people "forced to eat life raw," Nelio tells his unforgettable story over the course of nine nights. After bandits cruelly raze his village, he joins the legions of abandoned children living in the city's streets. An act of the imagination, an effort to prove to his comrades that life must be more than mere survival, cuts short Nelio's life.

Original title: Comédia Infantil
Original languages: Swedish


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: Chronicler of the Winds

Chronicler of the Winds (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Tiina Nunnally
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Chronicler of the Winds (April 15, 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Press, the
ISBN: 9781595580580
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.3 x 1.2 in
Pages: 233

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