A land of permanent goodbyes

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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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9780399546839
9780399546846
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760L
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Full title land of permanent goodbyes
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Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 03:15:31AM

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subject_facet Bombings -- Fiction, Family life -- Syria -- Fiction, IS (Organization) -- Fiction, Muslims -- Fiction, Refugees -- Fiction, Syria -- Fiction
title_display A land of permanent goodbyes
title_full A Land of Permanent Goodbyes, A land of permanent goodbyes / Atia Abawi
title_short A land of permanent goodbyes
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topic_facet Bombings, Family life, Muslims, Refugees, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature