The Invisible Crowd by Ellen WilesThe Invisible Crowd by Ellen Wiles

The Invisible Crowd

byEllen Wiles

Paperback | January 16, 2018

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'A fierce, big-hearted novel.' Joe Treasure, author of The Book of Air2nd March 1975In Asmara, Eritrea, Yonas Kelati is born into a world of turmoil. At the same time, on the same day, Jude Munroe takes her first breath in London, England.Thirty Years LaterBlacklisted in his war-ravaged country, Yonas has no option but to flee his home. After a terrible journey, he arrives on a bleak English coast.By a twist of fate, Yonas' asylum case lands on Jude's desk. Opening the file, she finds a patchwork of witness statements from those who met Yonas along his journey: a lifetime the same length of hers, reduced to a few scraps of paper.Soon, Jude will stand up in court and tell Yonas' story. How she tells it will change his life forever.Fearless, uplifting and compelling, The Invisible Crowd is a powerful debut novel about loyalty, kindness - and the brief moments which define our lives.
Ellen Wiles was born in 1981 and grew up in Reading. After doing a music degree at Oxford, she did a Master's in Human Rights Law, and then became a barrister at a London chambers, disappearing off periodically to work, including on The Bushmen Project in Botswana and with Karenni refugees in a camp in Thailand. After scribbling fictio...
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Title:The Invisible CrowdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pagesPublished:January 16, 2018Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008228833

ISBN - 13:9780008228835

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'A fierce, big-hearted novel that celebrates the power of compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. It takes a special gift to explore an issue so urgent and so complex in such an emotionally satisfying way. Ellen Wiles has this gift.' Joe Treasure, author of The Book of Air