Exiles: A Novel

June 23, 2009|
Exiles: A Novel by Ron Hansen
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In December 1875 the steamship Deutschland left Bremen, Germany, bound for America. On board were five nuns, exiled by a ban on religious orders, bound to begin their lives anew in Missouri. Their journey would end when the Deutschland ran aground at the mouth of the Thames and all five drowned. Ron Hansen tells their harrowing story, but also that of the poet and seminarian Gerard Manly Hopkins, and how the shipwreck moved him to write a grand poem, a revelatory work read throughout the world today. Combining a thrilling tragedy at sea, with the seeming shipwreck of Hopkins's own life, "Hansen brilliantly, if soberly, weaves two interrelated story lines into a riveting novel" (Booklist on Exiles).
RON HANSEN's several novels include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Atticus, a finalist for the National Book Award.
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Title:Exiles: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.54 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.54 in
Published:June 23, 2009
Publisher:Picador
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780312428341

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