City of Jasmine : a novel / Olga Grjasnowa ; translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Gibsons Public Library||FIC GRJA (Text)||30886001065180||Adult Fiction Hardcover||Volume hold||Checked out||2019-07-19|
- ISBN: 9781786074874
- Physical Description: 240 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019.
Originally published in German as Gott ist nicht schuchtern by Aufbau Verlag, 2017.
When Hammoudi, a young surgeon based in Paris, returns to Syria to renew his passport, he only expects to stay there a few days. But the authorities refuse to let him leave and Hammoudi finds himself caught up in the fight against the regime. Meanwhile, budding actress Amal has also joined the protests against the government and her own father, by whom she feels betrayed. Realising that they will never again be safe in their homeland, Amal and her boyfriend Youssef decide to flee to Europe in a desperate bid to survive. But the path to safety brings its own risks, and Amal and Youssef once again narrowly escape death when their overcrowded ship sinks. Eventually they reach Germany, but soon discover that in this new life--where they are perceived as nothing but refugees--their struggle is far from over.
Translated from German.
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