To return to one’s country. In the novel it is often used to refer to someone returning to the land of their ancestral roots. For example, Joana, who is ethnically German on one side of her family but identifies as Lithuanian, repatriates to Germany, returning to a site of familial origin.
Repatriate Term Timeline in Salt to the Sea
The timeline below shows where the term Repatriate appears in Salt to the Sea. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.