Item description for What Will Survive by Joan Smith...
The plight of Lebanon, just emergingin 1997 from a decade of civil war,is afascinating historical backdrop to this novel that begins with the death ofan Englishwoman, Aisha,in a landmine accident near the town of Nebatiyeh. The dead woman is identified as a minor celebrity, a fashion model with an Egyptian mother,andback in England reporters rush to the family's Somerset home to follow up rumors thatlinkthe deathto Princess Diana's high-profile campaign for a ban on landmines. Whena young feature writer is sent to Beirut to further pursue the story, she findsherself trappedbehind the lines of a bloody conflict between Israeli troops and the Syrian-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah. Realizing that thousands of ordinary Lebanese are still trapped between these two enemies,she suddenly seesa muchlarger story, onein whichAishaissimply the victim ofa disturbing new wave of violence that isbarely mentioned inthe British press. Writing her story, thereporter vows to seethat justice iswon for Aisha---and for Lebanon.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.59" Height: 1.18" Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Arcadia Books
ISBN 1905147562 ISBN13 9781905147564