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By Betool Khedairi,Muhayman Jamil

ISBN-10: 0812977424

ISBN-13: 9780812977424

ISBN-10: 9774249631

ISBN-13: 9789774249631

Dalal is a tender girl residing in a crowded Baghdad residence with the childless aunt and uncle who raised her. within the similar construction, Umm Mazin, a fortune-teller, bargains her shoppers therapies for his or her actual and romantic illnesses, Saad the hairdresser attends to a dwindling variety of lady buyers, and Ilham, a nurse, escapes the stark realities of her health center activity in goals of her long-lost French mom. regardless of the harmful results of bombings and overseas sanctions on their global, all of the citizens attempt to preserve general lives.

Hoping to usher in much-needed money via promoting honey, Dalal’s uncle turns into a beekeeper, enlisting Dalal’s assist in the care of those temperamental creatures. in the meantime, Dalal falls in love for the 1st time–against a historical past of shock arrests, own betrayals, and a crumbling social textile that turns pals into informants.

Tightly crafted and whole of bright, unforgettable characters, Absent is a haunting portrait of lifestyles lower than regulations, the delicate emotional ties between friends and family, and the resilience of the human spirit.

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