A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return (Library Binding)

A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return Cover Image
By Zeina Abirached, Zeina Abirached (Illustrator)


When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother where it's comfy and safe, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safe--home.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780761385684
ISBN-10: 0761385681
Publisher: Graphic Universe
Publication Date: September 1st, 2012
Pages: 188
Language: English