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Chasing shadows, Leila Yusuf Chung

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Chasing shadows
Title
Chasing shadows
Statement of responsibility
Leila Yusuf Chung
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of Lavi, a middle-aged Polish Jew who, desperate to have children, flees his barren marriage and moves to British Palestine in 1945. He converts to Islam and is soon arranged to marry a beautiful young Palestinian girl, Keira. Months after the birth of their daughter, the Jewish state of Israel is created and Lavi and his young family are forced to settle amid the chaos of a refugee camp in Lebanon. Eight years and three children later, Keira courts the attention of young men in the camp with her sultry beauty. Then one day she disappears, leaving her children with unreliable memories, the hope of her survival and the persistence of their fears. Ajamia, Keira's middle daughter, takes up the story of growing up in a Catholic orphanage in Beirut, the early years of civil war, her misadventures in France and her life in the mountains. But the ghosts of the past are close, and Ajamia returns to Beirut to find out the truth about her mother's fate, her sister's demise and settle once and for all the sins of the past
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AU@
Dewey number
CHU
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Chasing shadows, Leila Yusuf Chung
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Chasing shadows, Leila Yusuf Chung
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
What happens when a Jewish man marries a Muslim woman in British Palestine in 1947? Told in snapshots by two generations over 65 years, this is the story of Lavi, a middle-aged Polish Jew who is desperate to have children. He meets a young Palestinian girl, Keira, and renounces his religion to marry her. A few months after the birth of their baby girl, the Jewish state of Israel is created and the city of Akkah is no longer safe for Lavi and his young family. They settle in one of the refugee camps in Lebanon
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24 cm.
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Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780857983305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857983305
  • (OCoLC)863338436

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