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By Alexandra Chreiteh,Michelle Hartman

Alexandra Chreiteh's Ali and his Russian mom is right away a normal and amazing tale of 2 teens in Lebanon. on the outbreak of the July battle in 2006, the novel's unnamed younger protagonist reconnects along with her adolescence pal and develops a bit overwhelm on him, as they flee the bombs unleashed upon their state through Israel. Displaced, besides one million others around the kingdom, she and her Russian mom have joined an evacuation for Russian electorate, whilst she back meets up with Ali, her former schoolmate from the South, who additionally has a Russian (Ukrainian) mother.

As the 2 neighbors reunite, chat, and bond in the course of a harrowing bus caravan around the Syrian border to Lattakia, en path to Moscow, Chreiteh's designated, comedian feel of the absurd speaks to contradictions confronted via a tender iteration in Lebanon now, sounding out taboos surrounding gender, sexual, non secular, and nationwide identities. wearing Russian passports like their mothers—both of whom married Lebanese males and settled there—they are compelled to mirror upon their offerings, and shortage of them, in a rustic that's another time being torn aside by way of violent conflict.

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