A breathless adventure from international award winner Timothée de Fombelle charts a desperate search for identity across the vast expanses of Europe. In a world between wars, a young man on the cusp of taking priestly vows is suddenly made a fugitive. Fleeing the accusations of police who blame him for a murder, as well as more sinister forces with darker intentions, Vango attempts to trace the secrets of his shrouded past and prove his innocence before all is lost. As he crisscrosses the continent via train, boat, and even the Graf Zeppelin airship, his adventures take him from Parisian rooftops to Mediterranean islands to Scottish forests. A mysterious, unforgettable, and romantic protagonist, Vango tells a thrilling story sure to captivate lovers of daring escapades and subversive heroes.
See the review at WOW Review, Volume VIII, Issue 1.
- ISBN: 9780763671969
- Author: Fombelle, Timothée de
- Published: 2014 , Candlewick Press
- Themes: Adventure, Courage, Forests, Identity, Islands, Murder, Nazi
- Descriptors: Europe, Fiction, France, Historical Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 421