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by | Read by Fajer Al-Kaisi, Ali Andre Ali, Suehyla El-Attar

Fiction • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Heartbreaking, powerful, and thought-provoking, this audiobook will stay with you long after you finish listening. A talented team of narrators perfectly match the characters and their joy, despair, hope, and uncertainty. Fajer Al-Kaisi portrays the narrator of the story, who provides important historical and political context. Sama, narrated by Suehyla El-Attar, and Hadi, voiced by Ali Andre Ali, came to the U.S. from Syria, met in Boston, fell in love, and are expecting a baby. When Hadi's father dies, he returns to Syria, promising to be home soon. Then the 2017 Trump travel ban takes effect, and Hadi is detained. As the story is told from alternating perspectives, the narrators are pitch- perfect in capturing the precariousness of the time. A must-listen! K.S.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781797137728 $17.99

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