Mother of Strangers: A Novel Audiobook, by Suad Amiry Play Audiobook Sample

Mother of Strangers: A Novel Audiobook

Mother of Strangers: A Novel Audiobook, by Suad Amiry Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Lameece Issaq, Amin El Gamal Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593628669

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Longest Chapter Length:

27:06 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

10:56 minutes

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Publisher Description

Set in Jaffa in between 1947 and 1951, this “fable-like historical novel of young love ... darkly humorous and touching ...” (Oprah Daily) is based on a true story during the beginning of the destruction of Palestine and displacement of its people. At times darkly humorous and ironic but also profoundly moving, this novel based on a true story, follows the lives of a gifted 15-year-old mechanic, Subhi, and 13-year-old Shams, a peasant girl he hopes to marry one day. At first we see the prosperous life of this cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean—with its old cinemas, lively cafes and brothels, open air markets, a bustling port and Jaffa’s world famous orange groves—through the lives of the families of Subhi and Shams, but particularly through Subhi. As the story evolves, the indiscriminate bombing of Jaffa and the displacements of Palestinian families begin, and we get a fascinating though dark close-up of how those who remained survived. This novel is a cinematic, though devastating, account of one of the most dramatic and least known chapters of Palestinian history. It is a portrait of a city and a people irrevocably changed.

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About the Narrators

Lameece Issaq is an actor, voiceover actor, playwright, screenwriter, and Founding Artistic Director of Obie-winning Noor Theatre.

Kathleen Gati is an award-winning actress who has starred in a number of Hungarian television series and films.