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By Alexandra Chreiteh,Michelle Hartman

Alexandra Chreiteh's Ali and his Russian mom is immediately a standard and outstanding tale of 2 children in Lebanon. on the outbreak of the July battle in 2006, the novel's unnamed younger protagonist reconnects along with her early life buddy and develops a bit weigh down on him, as they flee the bombs unleashed upon their nation by way of Israel. Displaced, besides one million others around the kingdom, she and her Russian mom have joined an evacuation for Russian voters, while she back meets up with Ali, her former schoolmate from the South, who additionally has a Russian (Ukrainian) mother.

As the 2 buddies reunite, chat, and bond in the course of a harrowing bus caravan around the Syrian border to Lattakia, en path to Moscow, Chreiteh's detailed, 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. sporting Russian passports like their mothers—both of whom married Lebanese males and settled there—they are compelled to mirror upon their offerings, and absence of them, in a rustic that's all over again being torn aside by means of violent conflict.

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