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From the multiple award-winning author of Don?t Move and Twice Born, comes a dazzling, emotionally charged tale of two mothers? fight to protect their children?s futures.

Libya, 2010. As Gadaffi clings desperately to power and chaos and violence flood the streets of Tripoli, Farid and his mother, Jamila, face two stark choices: head to the refugee camps across the border and risk an encounter with mercenaries, or trek to the coast and try to secure safe passage to Sicily. But hunkering down in a trafficker?s battered old boat, the vastness of the sea ? and their journey ? begins to dawn.

Sicily, 2010. Vito wanders the desolate beaches recalling his mother?s stories of her idyllic childhood in Libya. Forced to flee the country years earlier, Angelina has never forgotten ? nor forgiven ? the forces that tore her from her childhood love, a young Arab boy whose fate was very different from her own. And as she yearns for her past life in Africa, Jamila dreams of building a future for herself and Farid in Europe.

Moving back and forth between the continents, this deeply moving portrait focuses on two families and one stretch of water, and in terse, lyrical language, captures perfectly the dark, uncertain quality of our times.

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Morning Sea, Mazzantini?s most literary novel to date, brings us the moving story of two families, the places and people they leave behind ? and the sea that separates them.

Desperate to escape the chaos and violence as Gaddafi clings to power, Farid and his mother dash through the streets of Tripoli to the sea, hoping to secure safe passage to Sicily. But as they hunker down in the battered, overcrowded boat, with just a GPS and a single tank of fuel, the terrifying vastness of the sea ? and journey ? begins to dawn. Meanwhile, Vito wanders the Sicilian beaches, scanning the rocks for debris from boats lost at sea. Vito's parents left Libya when Gaddafi came to power, but his mother has never adjusted to life in Italy ? or let go of her childhood love, an Arab boy whom she was forced to leave to a fate very different from her own.

As their lives and histories intertwine, Mazzantini crafts a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores human migration, and the fates of those exiled from their homes, their relatives and their roots. An extraordinary work of fiction, Morning Sea takes us to the heart of what it means to be human.

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Verlag: Oneworld Publications Mrz 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1780746334 ISBN 13: 9781780746333
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Buchbeschreibung Oneworld Publications Mrz 2015, 2015. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 208x139x19 mm. Neuware - An emotionally charged tale of two mothers' fight to protect their children's futures, from the multi award-winning author of 'Don't Move' and 'Twice Born'. 143 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781780746333

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