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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 comparable development, Umm Mazin, a fortune-teller, deals her buyers therapies for his or her actual and romantic diseases, Saad the hairdresser attends to a dwindling variety of woman clients, and Ilham, a nurse, escapes the stark realities of her clinic activity in goals of her long-lost French mom. regardless of the dangerous results of bombings and foreign sanctions on their global, the entire citizens attempt to retain general lives.

Hoping to herald much-needed money by means of 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 history of shock arrests, own betrayals, and a crumbling social textile that turns associates into informants.

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

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