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All good fairy tales contain a germ of truth and most good novels are infused with a touch of magic.Both families agree to an engagement, but the year is 1948 .Although Ashour herself is not Palestinian, she is married to Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti.Ashour delights in blending the imaginary with the real, fabricating interactions between members of Ruqayya's family and prominent historical figures – such as assassinated Lebanese politician and activist Maarouf Saad, Lebanese historian Bayan Nubhad, Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani and Palestine Research Center founder Anise Sayegh.Ashour's characters come to witnesses a complex and bloody history, recounting fictionalized but plausible accounts of massacres, flight, the pain of exile and the burden of history, anchoring the grand narratives of history books in the detail of everyday life. Ruqayya gradually reveals the ramifications of the slaughter, exploring both its direct impact on her family, and its wider effects on Lebanon's Palestinian population.
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