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City of Sparrows

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Based on a true story — the thoughtful, raw, and ultimately heartening tale of a young man fighting for survival in a city under siege
Growing up in Syria in the 1990s, Sami's childhood was unremarkable. His day-to-day life largely sheltered him from the horrors of the authoritarian government, until he founded a successful internet company—which landed him on the regime's radar. Suddenly Sami finds himself in jail, then forcibly enlisted into the Syrian army during the early days of a fast-growing civil uprising.
Assigned to the mapmaking division, Sami yearns to simply serve his time and go home, even as he finds himself literally charting the course of the army's response to the growing revolt. The situation that hits him full-force when he receives a text from his girlfriend: "They're shooting at us."
With that, Sami realizes that it is not enough to endure Assad's regime — he has to resist. He has to return home, to the city that will become known as the "capital of the revolution."
Based on true events as told to journalist Eva Nour, City of Sparrows is the story of coming of age under siege and the power of hope in the face of unfathomable loss.

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Publisher: Melville House

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 15, 2020

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  • ISBN: 9781612198538
  • Release date: September 15, 2020

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781612198538
  • File size: 857 KB
  • Release date: September 15, 2020

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English

Based on a true story — the thoughtful, raw, and ultimately heartening tale of a young man fighting for survival in a city under siege
Growing up in Syria in the 1990s, Sami's childhood was unremarkable. His day-to-day life largely sheltered him from the horrors of the authoritarian government, until he founded a successful internet company—which landed him on the regime's radar. Suddenly Sami finds himself in jail, then forcibly enlisted into the Syrian army during the early days of a fast-growing civil uprising.
Assigned to the mapmaking division, Sami yearns to simply serve his time and go home, even as he finds himself literally charting the course of the army's response to the growing revolt. The situation that hits him full-force when he receives a text from his girlfriend: "They're shooting at us."
With that, Sami realizes that it is not enough to endure Assad's regime — he has to resist. He has to return home, to the city that will become known as the "capital of the revolution."
Based on true events as told to journalist Eva Nour, City of Sparrows is the story of coming of age under siege and the power of hope in the face of unfathomable loss.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Melville House

    Kindle Book
    Release date: September 15, 2020

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781612198538
    Release date: September 15, 2020

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781612198538
    File size: 857 KB
    Release date: September 15, 2020

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English