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Emma lives on the grey, cold, lonely side of a wall, where people speak in whispers and no flowers grow (the Iron Curtain). On the other side, there is happiness and colour, but she can never go there. When Emma’s parents disappear, she is sent to live with her Aunt Lily, who, “just like the land withered from lack of sunshine, was broken by the life she led.” One day, a sEmma lives on the grey, cold, lonely side of a wall, where people speak in whispers and no flowers grow (the Iron Curtain). On the other side, there is happiness and colour, but she can never go there. When Emma’s parents disappear, she is sent to live with her Aunt Lily, who, “just like the land withered from lack of sunshine, was broken by the life she led.” One day, a strange boat captain (and an even stranger boat!) arrive, and Emma leaves her world behind forever.Following Emma’s arrival in a strange land (Halifax's Pier 21), her placement in a group home, and the discovery of her voice through art, The Land Beyond the Wall is a beautifully rendered allegory that uses magic realism to confront the harsh realities of immigration, and the universal struggle of finding one’s voice, and one’s place in the world.From Publisher's Weekly:“The point of the book is that history repeats itself, and walls never work,” says Charles. “And history seems to be forgotten. You just can’t put a wall between people; it just doesn’t work.”...

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ISBN : 9781771084659
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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