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Dark at the Crossing

By Elliot Ackerman
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Book Details
  • Author: Elliot Ackerman
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Published: 2017-11-21
  • Edition: Reprint

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Haris Abadi, a wayward Arab American with a conflicted past, has finally found his purpose: he will cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's oppressive regime. But before he can get there, he is robbed and abandoned on the Turkish side of the border. Fortunately for Haris, he is picked up by Amir, a charismatic revolutionary turned refugee. Amir's wife, Daphne, is a beautiful, grief-stricken woman who shares Haris's longing to make it into Syria--but for altogether different reasons. As he grows closer to the couple who rescued him, Haris must confront his own motivations and ask himself what kind of man--radical or idealist, hero or coward--he truly is.