A Hand Full of Stars

A Hand Full of Stars

by Rafik Schami
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A Hand Full of Stars by Rafik Schami

Experience a wonderfully complex world of characters and cultures as you explore modern Damascus with a spirited teenage boy.
Amid the turmoil of modern Da­mascus, one teenage boy finds his political voice in a message of re­bellion that echoes throughout Syria and as far away as Western Europe. Inspired by his dearest friend, old Uncle Salim, he begins a journal to record his thoughts and impressions of family, friends, life at school, and his growing feelings for his girlfriend, Nadia. Soon the hidden diary be­comes more than just a way to re­member his daily adventures; on its pages he explores his frustration with the government injustices he witnesses. His courage and ingenuity finally find an outlet when he and his friends begin a subversive under­ground newspaper.

Warmed by a fine sense of humor, this novel is at once a moving love story and a passionate testimony to the difficult and committed actions being taken by young people around the world. This book is not only suited for teenagers, it is also quite exciting to read for adults!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623710224
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 195
Sales rank: 296,568
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rafik Schami was born in Damascus in 1946, came to Germany in 1971 and studied chemistry in Heidelberg. Today he is the most successful German-speaking Arabic writer. His novels have been translated into 21 languages and received numerous international awards, including the Hermann Hesse Prize (1994) and the Hans Erich Nossak Prize (1997), the Mildred L. Batchelder Award (USA, 1991), the Smelik-Kiggen Prize (Netherlands, 1989), and the Prix de Lecture (France, 1996). His numerous works in German include novels, plays, stories, essays and children’s books. His bestselling novels The Dark Side of Love and The Calligrapher’s Secret received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly.

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Hand Full of Stars 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i need quotes!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't let the fact that this is considered a book for young adults fool you. A Hand Full of Stars is deeper than it appears at first glance and is a wonderful book for anyone.