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Dark at the crossing

Author: Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage Books editionView all editions and formats
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"A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Romance fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 9781101971550 110197155X
OCLC Number: 970680897
Description: 237 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Elliot Ackerman.

Abstract:

"A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former revolutionary, and Amir's wife, Daphne, a sophisticated beauty haunted by grief. As it becomes clear that Daphne is also desperate to return to Syria, Haris's choices become ever more wrenching: Whose side is he really on? Is he a true radical or simply an idealist? And will he be able to bring meaning to a life of increasing frustration and helplessness? Told with compassion and a deft hand, Dark at the Crossing is an exploration of loss, of second chances, and of why we choose to believe-a trenchantly observed novel of raw urgency and power."--Provided by publisher.
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