Dreams Of Water

Dreams Of Water As a young man disappears his family is left wondering hoping fearing for what may have become of him It is only through his loss that they begin to truly understand the deep bond of love that ties

  • Title: Dreams Of Water
  • Author: Nada Awar Jarrar
  • ISBN: 9780007221967
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • As a young man disappears, his family is left wondering, hoping, fearing for what may have become of him It is only through his loss that they begin to truly understand the deep bond of love that ties their family together.

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    1. The book's cover states: "Set in Beiruit during Lebanon's civil war, the book is a story of ordinary people trying to find a way of life in a war-torn city." If this is what the author set out to write, it did not emerge as I read the book. What I read was the story of a mentally strange (unbalanced) mother, a young woman skirting the realities of life (sending letters attributed to a missing brother)and unable to establish meaningful relationships of any kind - including love or friendship. I h [...]

    2. A beautiful book. Touches many themes - searching for identity, love of family, love of country, grief at loss. Also written in an interesting structure - interwoven story lines in short bursts - verging on stream-of-consciousness at times. It is interesting for me to read books about the Palestinian situation. This is not something which comes up much in western literature.A great book

    3. A slow starter, especially as there is no chronological sequence in the beginning. By midway i was enjoying the book more and had a clearer idea of the characters' emotions. A poignant novel with no definitive begining or ending

    4. This book gently moved me, a son never returns home during the civil war in 1980's Lebanon and we see the people around that loss move forward altered and fragile.

    5. Its about a lebanees girl telling her story during the war i found it little boring since all was about the details of her life.

    6. I enjoyed the story placed in the time period more than the writing itself. Fairly well pieced together with some touching sentiments.

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