The Baghdad Clock

The Baghdad Clock

Shahad Al Rawi
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Author:  Shahad Al Rawi
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  272
Publisher:  Oneworld Publications
Year:  2018
ISBN:  9781786073228

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION 2018

For fans of The Kite Runner comes this remarkable debut, the number one bestselling title in Iraq, Dubai and the UAE

It's 1991 and the Gulf War is raging. Two girls, hiding in an air raid shelter, tell stories to keep the fear and the darkness at bay, and a deep friendship is born. And while the city collapses around them, the sanctions bite and friends begin to flee, life goes on. People tend their gardens, go dancing and celebrate weddings, and the girls share their dreams, desires, school routines and first loves.

In her brilliant debut novel, Shahad Al Rawi takes readers beyond the familiar images in the news to show the everyday struggle of Baghdad's people, revealing the reality of growing up in a war-torn city that's slowly disappearing in front of your eyes.