The Baghdad EucharistBook - 2017
Set in 2010, Hail Mary unfolds over 24 hours in Baghdad. The events of the novel take place around two characters from an Iraqi Christian family, drawn together under the same roof by the chaos in the country. Youssef is an elderly man who is alone. He refuses to emigrate and leave the house he built, where he has lived for half a century. He still clings to hope and memories of a happy past. Maha is a young woman whose life has been torn apart by the sectarian violence. Her family has been made homeless and become separated from her, resulting in her living as a refugee in her own country, lodging in Youssef's house; with her husband she waits to emigrate from a country she feels does not want her.
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt : Hoopoe, an imprint of AUC Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: F ANT
Characteristics: 129 pages ; 20 cm