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An unsafe haven
An unsafe haven
Jarrar, Nada Awar2016
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Hannah has deep roots in Beirut, the city of her birth and of her family. Her American husband, Peter, has certainty only in her. They thought that they were used to the upheavals in Lebanon, but as the war in neighbouring Syria enters its fifth year, the region's increasingly fragile state begins to impact on their lives in wholly different ways. An incident in a busy street brings them into direct contact with a Syrian refugee and her son. As they work to reunite Fatima with her family, her story forces Hannah to face the crisis of the expanding refugee camps, and to question the very future of her homeland. And when their close friend Anas, an artist, arrives to open his exhibition, shocking news from his home in Damascus raises uncomfortable questions about his loyalty to his family and his country. Heartrending and beautifully written, An Unsafe Haven is a universal story of people whose lives are tested and transformed, as they wrestle with the anguish of war, displacement and loss, but also with the vital need for hope.
Main title:
An unsafe haven / Nada Awar Jarrar.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
London : The Borough Press, 2016.©2016
Collation:
280 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN:
9780008165024 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionJARRAvailable
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