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The Barefoot Road By Vivienne Vermes

The Barefoot Road

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A young woman is found, emaciated and unconscious, in the mountains surrounding a village in Transylvania. When it is discovered that she is of the same ethnic group that was violently driven out of the region years before, old wounds are reopened as villagers are reminded of their part in the bloodshed.
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The Barefoot Road by Vivienne Vermes

Vivienne Vermes' debut novel is a gripping read that will appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction, thrillers and evocative themes. A young woman is found, emaciated and unconscious, in the mountains surrounding a village in Transylvania. When the villagers discover that she is of the same ethnic group that was driven out of the region years before, they are reminded of their part in the bloodshed, and old wounds reopen.
An uneasy peace is maintained until a young married man falls in love with her, and tensions rise within the community.
While the story unfolds in the microcosm of a small village in the past, its themes are as universal as they are timeless: the fear of the outsider, the supernatural versus the rational, and the force of desire between man and woman.

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About Vivienne Vermes


Vivienne Vermes is a writer and actress who has previously published three collections of poetry, performed her work all over Europe and run creative writing workshops. She is the winner of Paragram Poetry Prize and Petite Prose Prize in 2016, and of the Mail on Sunday's Best Opening to a Novel Competition, as well as Flash500's prize for short fiction.

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GOR009317448
The Barefoot Road by Vivienne Vermes
Vivienne Vermes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Troubador Publishing
2018-05-10
319
1788038630
9781788038638
N/A
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