By M. Cruz
while Harry Mann arrives in Amman for a travel of diplomatic accountability in 1969, he reveals a state heading for upheaval and he units approximately to place it correct. His Chicana spouse, Mercedes, clean out of an alcoholic remedy middle, is discontent to play the empty and unfulfilling position of a overseas provider Officer’s spouse. She is, in lots of methods, as displaced an individual as are the Palestinian refugees who now lifestyles in Jordan.
Nabil Dajani is a type of Palestinians who now serves as Minister of Public Works in King Hussein’s cupboard. Like Mercedes, he's a guy in nice clash: torn via the internal fight among his liberal, internationalist outlook and the confines of conventional and provincial Islamic fundamentalism. Alienated from his spouse, it is just an issue of time earlier than he and Mercedes search, in a single one other, a few solace for his or her discontents.
In its cautious evocation, Exiles transports us to a land that resonates with old majesty and today’s heartaches and joys. One reads not just to find the destiny of its characters, but additionally to realize a becoming realizing of the complicated alterations happening within the Islamic world.
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