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

By Alexandra Chreiteh,Michelle Hartman

Alexandra Chreiteh's Ali and his Russian mom is straight away a normal and notable tale of 2 kids in Lebanon. on the outbreak of the July conflict in 2006, the novel's unnamed younger protagonist reconnects along with her youth buddy and develops a bit weigh down on him, as they flee the bombs unleashed upon their kingdom by means of Israel. Displaced, in addition to 1000000 others around the kingdom, she and her Russian mom have joined an evacuation for Russian electorate, whilst she back meets up with Ali, her former schoolmate from the South, who additionally has a Russian (Ukrainian) mother.

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

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