Isabel Allende Explores Migration and Exile in "A Long Petal of the Sea"

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Isabel Allende with arms crossed
 (Lori Barra)

Author Isabel Allende's new novel, "A Long Petal of the Sea," tells the story of two refugees who forge an unlikely bond as they flee to Chile after the Spanish Civil War. Presenting themes of displacement, love and self-reinvention through a historical lens, the novel explores what it means to migrate and be in exile. Allende, one of Latin America's most celebrated authors, joins us to discuss her latest work and to talk about how she has been passing the time while sheltering-at-home in Marin.


Isabel Allende, author, A Long Petal to the Sea. Her other books include The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, and The Infinite Plan.