By Melissa Fleming
"Urgently required reading." —People
"Deeply affecting... Fleming brings an ethical urgency to the narrative." —The New Yorker
"Fleming deftly illustrates the ache of these who decide to depart Syria...and her ebook is eventually a narrative of hope." —Newsweek
Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight, simply particles from the ship's wreckage and floating corpses throughout, nineteen-year-old Doaa Al Zamel remains afloat on a small inflatable ring and clutches little girls—barely toddlers—to her physique. the youngsters have been thrust into Doaa's fingers by means of their drowning kin, all refugees who boarded a dangerously overcrowded send sure for Italy and a brand new lifestyles. For days as Doaa drifts, she prays for rescue and sings to the infants in her fingers. She needs to remain alive for them. She must never lose hope.
A desire extra robust Than the ocean chronicles the lifetime of Doaa, a Syrian woman whose lifestyles used to be upended in 2011 by means of the onset of her country's brutal civil struggle. Doaa and her fiance, Bassem, choose to flee to Europe to hunt safeguard and an schooling, yet 4 days after environment sail on a smuggler's dilapidated fishing vessel besides different refugees, their boat is struck and starts off to sink. this is often the instant while Doaa's fight for survival fairly begins.
This emotionally charged, eye-opening precise tale that represents the hundreds of thousands of unheard voices of refugees who possibility every little thing in a determined look for the promise of a secure destiny. in the middle of the main urgent overseas humanitarian trouble of our time, Melissa Fleming paints a vibrant, unforgettable portrait of the triiumph of the human spirit.
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