Desertion

Somar Shehadeh 

Al-Tanweer

Egypt, Lebanon
Tunisia

  Novel

Arabic

 

Between two times the story of desertion moves, the time of the father who was arrested and killed because of his opposition, and the time of the new Lattakia. A new generation has lived through a different violence, trying to escape from it through love. In a language loaded with signs, Sumer Shehadeh enters deep into the psychological and human side of two families who are experiencing the violence of war, and two young men are trying to discover passion and love in their lives.

 

 

Sumer Shehadeh is a young Syrian novelist, whose first novel (Fields of Corn) won the Tayeb Salih Prize in 2016.