Where The Wind Calls Home

by Samar Yazbek
Where The Wind Calls Home
  • ISBN-13: 9781642861358
  • Author(s): Samar Yazbek
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: World Editions Ny Llc
  • Imprint: World Editions
  • Publication Date: 06-02-2024
  • Format: p/b

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£17.99
Ali, a nineteen-year-old soldier in the Syrian army, lies on the ground beneath a tree. He sees a body being lowered into a hole - is this his funeral? There was that sudden explosion, wasn't there? While trying to understand the extend of the damage, Ali works his way closer to the tree. His ultimate desire is to fly up to one of its branches, to safety. Through rich vignettes of Ali's memories, we uncover the hardships of his traditional Syrian Alawite village, but also the richness and beauty of its cultural and religious heritage. Yazbek here explores the secrets of the Alawite faith and its relationship to nature and the elements in a tight poetic novel dense with life, hope and love.
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Ali, a nineteen-year-old soldier in the Syrian army, lies on the ground beneath a tree. He sees a body being lowered into a hole - is this his funeral? There was that sudden explosion, wasn't there? While trying to understand the extend of the damage, Ali works his way closer to the tree. His ultimate desire is to fly up to one of its branches, to safety. Through rich vignettes of Ali's memories, we uncover the hardships of his traditional Syrian Alawite village, but also the richness and beauty of its cultural and religious heritage. Yazbek here explores the secrets of the Alawite faith and its relationship to nature and the elements in a tight poetic novel dense with life, hope and love.

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