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City of Jasmine / Olga Grjasnowa ; translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire.

Book Book (2019.)
Description: 240 pages ; 23 cm.
Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2019.
1 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 2 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Fiction (Front Lobby) FICTION Grjasnowa, O. (Text to Phone) Checked out 05/22/2019
Peabody Main Adult New Fiction NEW Fiction/ Grjasnowa (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781786074874
  • ISBN: 1786074877
General Note:
"Originally published in German as Gott ist nicht schuchtern by Aufbau Verlag, 2017." - verso page
Summary:
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.
Language:
Translated from German.
Authors: Derbyshire, Katy, (translator.).
Citation: Grjasnowa, Olga. "City of Jasmine." London : Oneworld, 2019.

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