Highlights Coming from a land under siege, this is a unique novel full of humour and humanity
Exciting new novel by one of the Arab world’s most promising authors Simultaneous publishing with Bloomsbury Plc, UK
Overview Gaza is being bombed. Rashid – a young, clever Palestinian – has been smoking dope on the roof watching it happen when he gets the email he has been desperate for: he’s won a scholarship to London. Rashid’s sister, Iman, frustrated by the atrocities and inaction around her, is beginning to take an interest in an Islamic resistance group. Sabri, their intellectual older brother, is working on a history of Palestine from his wheelchair while their mother pickles vegetable and feuds with the neighbours. Out of It follows the lives of Rashid and Iman as they try to forge places for themselves in the midst of occupation, the growing divide between Palestinian factions, and the rise of fundamentalism. Written with extraordinary humanity and humour, and moving between Gaza, London and the Gulf, this book re-defines Palestine and its people.
About the Author Selma Dabbagh is a British-Palestinian writer based in London. Her short stories have been included in a number of anthologies, including those published by Granta and International PEN. They have also been nominated for the International PEN David TK Wong Award and the Pushcart Prize. Out of It is her first novel.