Zeina Abirached's A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return PDF

By Zeina Abirached

ISBN-10: 0761385681

ISBN-13: 9780761385684

ISBN-10: 157505941X

ISBN-13: 9781575059419

Residing in the middle of civil conflict in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face a night of apprehension while their mom and dad don't go back from a trip to the opposite facet of town

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Who wants cigars? His wife wants cigars... 47 And who was his wife? His wife? You are! His wife? You are! His wife? You are! 48 KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK Good evening, Anhala. Here already? Yes. The children were all alone when it started. It might be a long night. I brought some blankets . . and a head of lettuce! Freshly washed! Washed lettuce? Why, Thank you, Chucri! Set it over There and come in! 49 Hiy Heh heh Hiyaa! Hiyaa! Yaa! Oh-Ho Yaa! 50 ! aa ! I made some coffee. Chucri was The son of Salma, The building caretaker.

40 I never knew my faTher’s parents, and I always associated Them wiTh That wall hanging. GaThered togeTher in The foyer, we were safe. 41 Ring - 42 Hello? MoMMMm! Yes, everyThing’s fine. We’re togeTher, and Anhala’s wiTh us. No. No, I’m not afraid. . . Of course I’ll watch out for him. Do you want to talk to Anhala? Mom? When are you and Pop coming back? Yes, I went down earlier to check on you. When I didn’t see you, I stayed wiTh The children. No, honey, don’t worry. They’re here wiTh me.

And our home 36 began to shrink and shrink and shrink and shrink until it was just a tiny little square: The foyer. 37 Soon The foyer no longer looked like a foyer. blankets from our bedroom chairs from the kitchen cushions from the living room tables from the living room the mattress from my parents’ bedroom The only Thing That had been There before was The wall hanging. It depicted Moses and The Hebrews fleeing from Egypt. 38 39 That wall hanging was The only Thing of my faTher’s faTher left to us.

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