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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

(2018)
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Narrated by Destiny, this heartbreaking -- and timely -- story of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria is masterfully told by a foreign news correspondent who experienced the crisis firsthand.

Tareq lives in Syria with his warm and loving family, until the bombs strike. He, his father, and his younger sister are the only survivors, and they have no choice but to go to Raqqa, where they have extended family. But Raqqa is a stronghold for Daesh, the militant group claiming to follow the tennets of Islam, yet who really exist only to enable violence and intolerance. Tareq's family leave quickly, and Tareq heads to Istanbul with his cousin. From there, reunited with his younger sister, they flee successfully to Greece.

This is a story of resilience in the face of darkness, and of one boy's courage in desperate circumstances. But it is also the story of all wars, of all tragedy, and of all strife. With Destiny as a narrator offering perspective and context, readers see that this conflict in Syria is part of a long chain of wars throughout time -- and that, throughout all of those wars, there have also been heroes, small and large, who prove that humanity is ultimately inclined toward good.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Hardback
Title: A Land of Permanent Goodbyes
Author(s): Atia Abawi
ISBN: 0-399-54683-9 / 978-0-399-54683-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Philomel Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Land of Permanent Goodbyes
Author(s): Atia Abawi
Publisher: Philomel Books
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