6 Out of It.
6 OUT OF IT
By Selma Dabbagh
Published by Bloomsbury
ISBN 9781408821305 Price 12.99 [pounds sterling] paperback
A gripping tale of dispossession and belonging, treachery and loyalty, endurance and bravery, Out of It follows the lives of Rashid and Iman as they try to forge places for themselves in the midst of occupation, the growing divide between Palestinian factions, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. Gaza is being bombed. After spending the night getting stoned watching it happen, Rashid wakes to hear that he's got an escape route: a scholarship to London. His sister, Iman--frustrated by atrocities and inaction--has spent the night at a meeting that offers her only more frustration. The novel tells of family secrets, love stories and tragedies as it captures the frustrations and energies of the modern Arab world.