By Muhsin al-Ramli
Saleem, uninterested with all of the violence, religiosity, and strict kin hierarchies of his Iraqi village, flees to Spain to set up a brand new lifestyles for himself. yet his lonely exile is became the other way up while he encounters his father, Noah, in a Madrid nightclub after now not seeing him in additional than a decade. Noah appears and acts like a brand new guy, and Saleem units out to find the secret of his father's presence in Spain and his altered existence. In doing so, he remembers formative moments in Iraq of familial love, struggle, and the haunting unintended demise of his cousin Aliya, Saleem's accomplice within the hesitant, smooth exploration of sexuality. whilst the renewed courting together with his father erupts in a violent clash, Saleem is pressured to rediscover his experience of self and the hard-won balance of his lifestyles.
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