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The Resource No land to light on : a novel, Yara Zgheib

No land to light on : a novel, Yara Zgheib

Label
No land to light on : a novel
Title
No land to light on
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Yara Zgheib
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hadi and Sama are a young Syrian couple in the throes of new love, building a life in the country that brought them together. They'd met in Cambridge, Massachusetts: he, a shell-shocked refugee of a bloody civil war; she, a passionate dreamer who'd come to America years earlier in search of new horizons. Now, they giddily await the birth of their son, a boy whose native language would be freedom and belonging. When Sama is five months pregnant, Hadi's father dies, in Amman, the night before the embassy interview that would finally reunite Hadi with his parents and deliver them from a country in crisis. Hadi flies back to the Middle East for the funeral, promising he'll be gone only a few days. On the day his flight is due to arrive in Boston, Sama decides to surprise him at the airport, eager to scoop him up and bring him back home. She waits, and waits. There are protests at Logan airport, and Hadi never shows up. What Sama doesn't yet know is that Hadi has been stopped at the border. That he's been taken away for questioning, detained in a windowless, timeless, nightmarish limbo. She does not know about the travel ban, that his legal status in the U.S., which yesterday seemed rock solid, is now in jeopardy - and with it, the chance that he'll ever step foot on U.S. soil again. Amid the protests, Sama goes into premature labor; their son, Naseem, is born, too soon, his father nowhere to be found, the future they could almost taste wrenched from their grasp in a matter of hours. Worlds apart, suspended between hope and disillusion as hours become days become weeks, Sama and Hadi yearn for a way back to each other, and to the life they'd dreamed up together. But does that life exist anymore? Was it only ever an illusion? Achingly intimate yet poignantly universal, No Land to Light On is the story of a family caught on either side of a border, fighting for freedom and home, finding both in each other, and in the tenacious faith of creatures who take flight"--
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Zgheib, Yara
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newlyweds
  • Syrians
  • Refugees
  • Travel restrictions
Label
No land to light on : a novel, Yara Zgheib
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781982187422
Lccn
2021019894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2021019894
  • 736299
Label
No land to light on : a novel, Yara Zgheib
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781982187422
Lccn
2021019894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2021019894
  • 736299

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