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Chasing Shadows
Author: Leila Yusaf Chung

ISBN: 9780857983305
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 May 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 2.2
A debut novel of astounding force and compassion, Chasing Shadows is the story of Palestine's trials, the clash of cultures, the brutality of tradition and the inheritance of loss across generations. Subject: Contemporary Fiction

In the evening, Abu Fadi peeled oranges and apples and recounted stories of Palestine, orange groves and the house with the large wooden door that awaited their return. He pulled a black metal key out of his pocket and said, 'See, children, this big key is to open our front door. I locked the house before I left. Everything is waiting for us in Palestine.

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 sult...

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