SIGNED 1st Printing, 1st Edition Hardcover
Hand Signed by Ruta Sepetys
World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of
refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with
something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose
paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff.
Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength,
courage, and trust in one another tested with each step closer toward
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp,
tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten
thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.
Told in alternating points of view, and perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, Erik Larson's #1 NYT bestseller Dead Wake, and Elizabeth Wein's Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff--the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did in Between Shades of Gray,
Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome
war, and proves that humanity can prevail, even in the darkest of hours.