By Sahar Mandour,Nicole Fares
In this finely saw novel, 5 younger Lebanese girls navigate their expert and social lives in a urban interrupted through random explosions. it isn't a warfare sector, yet there is not any peace both; Beirut stands on the fringe of either. those girls, very like their state, were formed through the occasions of an extended civil conflict, their early life spent in shelters, their youth in an unrecognizable urban lower than fast reconstruction. And the following they're now, negotiating the main points in their grownup lives, combating to guard their identities, voices, and relationships in a society regularly lower than questioning.
Talk of politics and gossip through the old and young animate the espresso outlets. Heated debates and tool dynamics spread in bars and at the streets. Mandour’s humorous and defiant sort invitations an intimacy, giving readers a glimpse into the absurdities and injustices of lifestyle in Lebanon. With empathy and a deep honesty, Mandour narrates the lives of those ladies who fight to create their very own future whereas whilst coming to phrases with the identification in their Mediterranean city.
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