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- DescriptionThe highly anticipated vel from the author of 'Dreams of Water' and 'Somewhere, Home'. The old neighbourhood block in Beirut was home to an ever- changing population as the fighting intensified and lessened. But three people were almost always there.The older Polish woman, Margo, refugee from her past, her country and family after ather war, spinning her tales of freedom fighters, itinerant peoples, despair and courage. And Lebanese born and bred Layla, only recently returned from Australia after fleeing the earlier civil war to teach her students again. Palestinian Kamal; refugee, writer and lecturer, whose cherished faith in a free, tolerant, democratic Leban has been shattered by difficulties of living there w. Among their friends are older politicians, university friends often visiting from lucrative posts in Europe or the USA, and local political activists. The retaliation raids by Israel and the political aftermath further shatter their community: some flee to the mountains, many leave the country. Some like Layla try to identify more deeply what it is that holds her to this place, why she cant leave. Nada Awar Jarrar has written a powerful and moving vel, full of character and insight, of joy and tears, which makes us understand how people can stand such daily fear of violence and can continue to have faith in the country of their heart.
- Author BiographyNada Awar Jarrar was born in Lebanon to an Australian mother and a Lebanese father. She has lived in London, Paris, Sydney and Washington DC and is currently based in Beirut where she lives with her husband Bassem and their daughter Zeina. Her first novel, Somewhere, Home won the Commonwealth Best First Book award for Southeast Asia and the South Pacific in 2004.
- Author(s)Nada Awar Jarrar
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication07/01/2010
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight206 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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