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Dark at the Crossing

A Novel

by Elliot Ackerman

eBook
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
"Transports readers into a world few Americans know" —Washington Post

"Promises to be one of the most essential books of 2017" —Esquire
A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria.
Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former revolutionary, and Amir's wife, Daphne, a sophisticated beauty haunted by grief. As it becomes clear that Daphne is also desperate to return to Syria, Haris's choices become ever more wrenching: Whose side is he really on? Is he a true radical or simply an idealist? And will he be able to bring meaning to a life of increasing frustration and helplessness? Told with compassion and a deft hand, Dark at the Crossing is an exploration of loss, of second chances, and of why we choose to believe—a trenchantly observed novel of raw urgency and power.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 24, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781101947388
  • File size: 4869 KB
  • Release date: January 24, 2017

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101947388
  • File size: 6498 KB
  • Release date: January 24, 2017


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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
"Transports readers into a world few Americans know" —Washington Post

"Promises to be one of the most essential books of 2017" —Esquire
A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria.
Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former revolutionary, and Amir's wife, Daphne, a sophisticated beauty haunted by grief. As it becomes clear that Daphne is also desperate to return to Syria, Haris's choices become ever more wrenching: Whose side is he really on? Is he a true radical or simply an idealist? And will he be able to bring meaning to a life of increasing frustration and helplessness? Told with compassion and a deft hand, Dark at the Crossing is an exploration of loss, of second chances, and of why we choose to believe—a trenchantly observed novel of raw urgency and power.

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