A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

A Disappearance in Damascus

Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

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ISBN10: 1250147875 ISBN13: 9781250147875 Publisher: Picador USA Published: Sep 5 2017 Pages: 341 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

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Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction Longlisted for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned war reporter Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Campbell’s frank, personal account of a journey through fear and the triumph of friendship and courage is as riveting as it is illuminating. The story begins in 2007 when Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus to report on the exodus of Iraqis into Syria following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. There she meets and hires Ahlam, a refugee working as a “fixer

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