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Sea Prayer

by Khaled Hosseini, illustrated by Dan Williams
£12.99   hardback  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2018)

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, illustrated by Dan Williams My dear Marwan, I look at your profile
in the glow of this moon, my boy,
your eyelashes like calligraphy,
closed in guileless sleep.
And I say to you, 'Hold my hand.
Nothing bad will happen.'

 
A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations.
 
On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee.
 
When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.

"Sea Prayer was inspired by the story of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach safety in Europe in September 2015.
In the year after Alan's death, 4176 others died or went missing attempting similar journeys.
This book is dedicated to the thousands of refugees who have perished at sea fleeing war and persecution."
(Khaled Hosseini)

ISBN 13: 9781526602718 | ISBN 10: 1526602717

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