The Road from Damascus

by Robin Yassin-Kassab

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The Road from Damascus | 9780141035642 | Robin Yassin-Kassab

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ISBN:9780141035642

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:29/04/2009 by Penguin Books Ltd

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It is summer 2001 and Sami Traifi is struggling. His PhD seems to be slipping ever further from his grasp, and a recent trip home to Damascus has thrown up some disturbing family secrets. On top of all this, his wife Muntaha has just announced that she is taking up the hijab, at a time when he couldn’t feel more distant from faith, religion, and from having any answers for any of the big questions.

Furious with Muntaha, he finds himself embarking on a spontaneous quest for meaning and fulfillment, but all too soon his search spirals into a hedonistic rampage and threatens to destroy everything that he has . . .