Exit WestLarge Print - 2017 | Large print edition
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet, sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors, doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. This book follows the couple as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : 2017. Thorndike Press,
Edition: Large print edition
Branch Call Number: LT HAMI
From Library Staff
Exit West unfolds in a world being irrevocably transformed by migration. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet & embark on a furtive love affair.
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