DescriptionA touching, clever novel about stories, about using them to create your own identity, and about the way they can forge bonds of love.It is 1919. Elizabeth Whitman is working as a nurse in the local hospital, waiting for her husband to return from war, though he is missing in action, presumed dead . She keeps him alive for their four-year-old son, Jack, by telling the story of a man she calls The Balloonist, who went away in a hot-air balloon and has adventures in exotic countries.When she is asked to nurse a returned soldier whose head injury has reduced him to an animal-like state with no memory, Elizabeth starts telling her stories to him. It is through them that she manages to engage his interest and offer him a new life . . . in more ways than one.
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- publication date: 06/09/2013
- ID: 9781775533764
- book language: en
- publisher: Random House New Zealand
- publisher imprint: Random House New Zealand
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