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The Wind Knows My Name, Isabel Allende

A true literary titan … There are perhaps only a dozen authors as successful as Allende and fewer still whose writing remains as politically daring as her latest The Wind Knows My Name … Allende blends fact and fiction, love and war, and juxtaposes the past with the present, meaning that as you read her escapist tale you develop a richer understanding of the world you inhabit – British Vogue

Allende’s new novel is a testament to love, survival and sacrifice – Harper’s Bazaar

Allende skillfully braids the traumatic stories of two young children separated from each other by decades and thousands of miles … It’s a kind of homage to parents who make unthinkable decisions to save their little ones, and to kids who survive some of the toughest challenges imaginable … With The Wind Knows My Name, Allende has added a new dimension to her already varied works – Independent

Few authors in translation have had quite the influence of Isabel Allende … The Chilean writer has become a global literary great.

Powerful … The dual narrative structure gives historical weight to the contemporary story line, and Allende finds real depth in her characters, especially when portraying their sacrifices. This authentic and emotionally harrowing work is a triumphant return to form – Publisher’s Weekly


Bloomsbury, 2024