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Gate of the Sun

ISBN13: 9780312426705
ISBN: 0312426704
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $16.0
Publisher: Picador
Published Date:
Pages: 544
Average Goodreads rating: 3.91/5 (945 ratings)

In a makeshift hospital in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut, Yunes, an aging Palestinian freedom fighter, lies in a coma. Keeping vigil at the old mans bedside is his spiritual son, Khalil, who nurses Yunes, refusing to admit that his hero may never regain consciousness. Like a modern-day Scheherazade, Khalil relates the story of Palestinian exile, while also recalling Yuness own extraordinary life, and his love for his wife, whom he meets secretly over the years at Bab al-Shams, the Gate of the Sun.