Narrators Pej Vahdat and Hend Ayoub work together to create an immersive listening experience of this contemporary love story. Anvar and Safwa are two teenagers from Afghanistan and Iraq brought together by fate when their families immigrate to the United States. Vahdat brings across Anvar's plucky, sarcastic tone through a lively delivery that contrasts with Ayoub's dreamy and determined portrayal of Safwa. As the pair flee religious extremism and war, the narrators dramatize how they wrestle with their pasts and hope for their futures. The result is that listeners will be hooked to the very end of this story. Fans of world literature will appreciate the twists and turns of the plot, as well as the underlying humor laced throughout the otherwise serious themes. M.R. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593292631 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593293164 $95.00
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