Truus Matti Departure Time

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Departure Time

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A run-down hotel on a bare plain: the only hiding place for a girl in the rain. Once inside, a fox offers her a chair. A suspicious rat acts like he has met her before. But she can't remember anything. Not even her own name.... At the hotel she finds more questions than answers. She hears piano music, but can't find the piano. And what about the pieces of paper flying around the plain? While she tries to mend these pieces together, the pieces in her mind start to come together as well. And then she remembers the question she really wants to be answered. DEPARTURE TIME is an amazing journey of a girl in two stories. There is the girl in the hotel with the fox and the rat. And there is the girl with a father who travels a lot and who suggests to write a story together. A story about talking animals. But she doesn't want to. She is angry with him, because he can't make her birthday in time. Again. The two stories slowly start to intertwine and come together in a surprising ending.

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TRUUS MATTIhas been an editor at the Frederik Muller Academy and a production assistant in publishing. She attended the Rietveld Academy and worked in film and animation before devoting herself to writing. Departure Time is her first novel. - See more at: http://www.namelos.com/truus-matti/#sthash.PvKKtoG0.dpuf

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Gr 5-8–A 10-year-old girl is lost in a surrealistic landscape–a red-earth desert threatened by an approaching storm. Nothing looks familiar. She can't remember how she got to this place. Alternating with this classic bad-dream setting, which is narrated in the third person, is a first-person, furious tirade by a girl who feels abandoned by her father and neglected by her mother. Readers will be intrigued by the way Matti interweaves these stories and tantalizes with the possible connections between them. At first, the novel is like a puzzle mystery, but as it begins to make more and more sense, readers recognize that the stories are one story about anger and forgiveness, loss and grief, and consolation. Matti takes readers on an enigmatic journey through a landscape that encompasses the profundities of life and death and of love that transcends all boundaries. Remarkable and arresting and wholly original, this novel lingers in the mind long after the last page has been read.Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY
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