Ali and His Russian Mother (Interlink World Fiction) by Alexandra Chreiteh,Michelle Hartman PDF

By Alexandra Chreiteh,Michelle Hartman

ISBN-10: 1566560926

ISBN-13: 9781566560924

Alexandra Chreiteh's Ali and his Russian mom is immediately a typical and remarkable tale of 2 kids in Lebanon. on the outbreak of the July battle in 2006, the novel's unnamed younger protagonist reconnects together with her early life buddy and develops a bit overwhelm on him, as they flee the bombs unleashed upon their kingdom by means of Israel. Displaced, in addition to one million others around the kingdom, she and her Russian mom have joined an evacuation for Russian voters, while she back meets up with Ali, her former schoolmate from the South, who additionally has a Russian (Ukrainian) mother.

As the 2 associates reunite, chat, and bond in the course of a harrowing bus caravan around the Syrian border to Lattakia, en path to Moscow, Chreiteh's specified, comedian experience of the absurd speaks to contradictions confronted by way of a tender new release in Lebanon now, sounding out taboos surrounding gender, sexual, spiritual, and nationwide identities. sporting Russian passports like their mothers—both of whom married Lebanese males and settled there—they are pressured to mirror upon their offerings, and absence of them, in a rustic that's all over again being torn aside through violent conflict.

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