The Stray Cats of Homs: A powerful, moving novel inspired by a true story

Author:   Eva Nour ,  Agnes Broome
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
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9781784164928


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   16 September 2021
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Eva Nour ,  Agnes Broome
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint:   Black Swan
Dimensions:   Width: 12.70cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 19.70cm
Weight:   0.267kg
ISBN:  

9781784164928


ISBN 10:   1784164925
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   16 September 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Language:   English

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An absolutely riveting novel . . . a rare and precious humanizing of the terrible conflagration in Syria. Eva is a writer of the first order and this is a searing and incredibly important book, storytelling at its best. * Donal Ryan, author of FROM A LOW AND QUIET SEA (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards) * Profoundly affecting and deeply soulful . . . This book will stay with me forever. * Ruth Jones, bestselling author of US THREE * This warm, captivating and inspiring story shows that even the bottomless horrors of war-torn Syria are no match for the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and friendship. * Mike Thomson, author of SYRIA'S SECRET LIBRARY * Compelling and uncompromising. * BBC Radio 4 Sunday * Incredible... a deeply interesting and loving recounting of not just Sami's experience, but the wider story of the people of Syria. * Sunday Business Post * [The Stray Cats of Homs] burns and it stings; each sentence is an accusation - but to read it is to begin to pay a debt that all of us owe. If you can't alleviate the pain, the least you can do is not shut your eyes to the suffering. * Culturefly * The Stray Cats of Homs brings to life the human, inside story of one of the most brutal sieges in recent history, with Syria's Assad trying to break the will of young rebels daring to stand up to the dictator and taking refuge in an ancient city. The novel is as revealing as it is inspiring with its depictions of the lengths heroes will go to in search of personal freedom. * Mark Sullivan, author of BENEATH A SCARLET SKY * It's been a long time since a book kept me up all night, but Eva Nour's The Stray Cats of Homs did. A tender, yet wild and tangible testimony bearing witness to the tragedy in Syria. * Theodor Kallifatides, Award-winning author and Professor of Literature * One of the greatest successes of The Stray Cats of Homs is that it manages to explain the complexity of the war in Syria through Sami's eyes, without getting bogged down by exactly who did what and when. * The National * An artistically flawless novel, written as an act of protest, but also as a poetic declaration of love. * Svenska Dagbladet *


The Stray Cats of Homs brings to life the human, inside story of one of the most brutal sieges in recent history, with Syria's Assad trying to break the will of young rebels daring to stand up to the dictator and taking refuge in an ancient city. The novel is as revealing as it is inspiring with its depictions of the lengths heroes will go to in search of personal freedom. * Mark Sullivan, author of BENEATH A SCARLET SKY * Incredible... a deeply interesting and loving recounting of not just Sami's experience, but the wider story of the people of Syria. * Sunday Business Post * Compelling and uncompromising. * BBC Radio 4 Sunday * This warm, captivating and inspiring story shows that even the bottomless horrors of war-torn Syria are no match for the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and friendship. * Mike Thomson, author of SYRIA'S SECRET LIBRARY * An absolutely riveting novel . . . a rare and precious humanizing of the terrible conflagration in Syria. Eva is a writer of the first order and this is a searing and incredibly important book, storytelling at its best. * Donal Ryan, author of FROM A LOW AND QUIET SEA (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards) *


An absolutely riveting novel . . . a rare and precious humanizing of the terrible conflagration in Syria. Eva is a writer of the first order and this is a searing and incredibly important book, storytelling at its best. * Donal Ryan, author of FROM A LOW AND QUIET SEA (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards) * This warm, captivating and inspiring story shows that even the bottomless horrors of war-torn Syria are no match for the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and friendship. * Mike Thomson, author of SYRIA'S SECRET LIBRARY * Compelling and uncompromising. * BBC Radio 4 Sunday * Incredible... a deeply interesting and loving recounting of not just Sami's experience, but the wider story of the people of Syria. * Sunday Business Post * [The Stray Cats of Homs] burns and it stings; each sentence is an accusation - but to read it is to begin to pay a debt that all of us owe. If you can't alleviate the pain, the least you can do is not shut your eyes to the suffering. * Culturefly * The Stray Cats of Homs brings to life the human, inside story of one of the most brutal sieges in recent history, with Syria's Assad trying to break the will of young rebels daring to stand up to the dictator and taking refuge in an ancient city. The novel is as revealing as it is inspiring with its depictions of the lengths heroes will go to in search of personal freedom. * Mark Sullivan, author of BENEATH A SCARLET SKY * It's been a long time since a book kept me up all night, but Eva Nour's The Stray Cats of Homs did. A tender, yet wild and tangible testimony bearing witness to the tragedy in Syria. * Theodor Kallifatides, Award-winning author and Professor of Literature * One of the greatest successes of The Stray Cats of Homs is that it manages to explain the complexity of the war in Syria through Sami's eyes, without getting bogged down by exactly who did what and when. * The National * An artistically flawless novel, written as an act of protest, but also as a poetic declaration of love. * Svenska Dagbladet * The Stray Cats of Homs is a study in survival and a portrayal of the utter hell of the Syrian war. The novel reveals what can never be told by the news reports. * Landskrona Posten *


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Eva Nour (Author) Eva Nour is a journalist writing under a pseudonym. She was inspired to write The Stray Cats of Homs, her debut novel, by meeting and falling in love with the real 'Sami'. Today the couple share a life together in Paris. Agnes Broome (Translator) Agnes Broome is a literary translator and Preceptor in Scandinavian at Harvard University, with a PhD in Translation Studies. Her translations include August Prize winners The Expedition by Bea Uusma and The Gospel of the Eels by Patrik Svensson, and international bestseller For the Missing by Lina Bengtsdotter.

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