A soldier who has abandoned their position without authorization, or a civilian who has evacuated their city against government decree.
Deserter Term Timeline in Salt to the Sea
The timeline below shows where the term Deserter appears in Salt to the Sea. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Ingrid. Evacuation orders have not technically been issued, and so the group would be branded deserters for fleeing. Joana has been a deserter for four years, since fleeing her native Lithuania... (full context)
...come with them. Emilia, because she’s Polish, and Florian, because Eva believes he is a deserter. Florian tells her that he’s not a deserter, and Joana argues Emilia needs to stay... (full context)