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A game for swallows: to die, to leave, to return

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GN: Graphic Novel 680L

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother where it's comfy and safe, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safe--home.

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GN: Graphic Novel 680L
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Grouped Work ID 9c3ce2c8-fa7e-50bc-e960-9aa8bd0000d6
Full title game for swallows to die to leave to return
Author abirached zeina
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 22:53:12PM
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series Graphic universe
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subject_facet Abirached, Zeina, -- 1981- -- Comic books, strips, etc, Beirut (Lebanon) -- Comic books, strips, etc, Electronic books, Graphic novels, Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Comic books, strips, etc
title_display A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return
title_full A Game for Swallows To Die, To Leave, To Return, A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return / Zeina Abirached ; art by Zeina Abirached ; translation by Edward Gauvin, A game for swallows [electronic resource] : to die, to leave, to return / Zeina Abirached ; [translation by Edward Gauvin]
title_short A game for swallows :
title_sub to die, to leave, to return
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