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Ruperto Long
The Girl Who Watched The Trains Depart

(La niña que miraba los trenes partir)

Biographies and Personalities / Commercial Non-Fiction

  • Published: 01/04/2016
  • ISBN: 9789974736528
  • 376 pages

A chilling novelized true story about an era in which xenophobia, persecution, war and migration converged. In the 1940s, in a world battered by war, Charlotte, an eight-year-old Belgian girl, disappears from Nazi-occupied Liège, leaving behind her happy home and childhood. Along with her family, she is fleeing persecution, living terrible misadventures, and staying out of sight in squalid hideouts in various towns and cities. Her uncle who is forced to work in one of the ghettos that Hitler ordered the Jews confined to, must face an extreme ethical dilemma.  

About the author

Ruperto Long the Juan Zorrilla de San Martín Medal of Honor for his works on Lautréamont and Ferrer. He was a Uruguayan senator, president of the National Electrical Power Plant and Transmission Administration.

Rights sold

  • Italy: Newton Compton
  • Brazil: Verus Editora