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The Long Voyage tells the story of a five day train ride to a German concentration camp near Weimar in the winter of 1943. Manuel, the narrator, is a captured member of the resistance. He finds himself jammed into a railcar with 119 other prisoners pressed up against one another so that there is barely room to breathe.
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Manuel tells the story of the journey from sixteen years after the event. He fills it with flashbacks and flashforwards: his childhood in Spain and Holland, his arrest and imprisonment in the Auxerre prison, his life in the camp and his eventual liberation.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, WW II

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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