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Gail Chehab

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Briarcliff, New York, The United States



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Chehab's first novel, The Echo of Sand, was published in November 2009 by Mid-List Press after she won the First Series Award. Her writing has been recognized by Joyce Carol Oates as Honorable Mention for the Zeotrope: All-Story Fiction Contest and chosen as runner-up for the San Diego Book Award. Chehab's second novel, The Tunnel, was published in July 2015 by MediaAria CDM. The Tunnel was a top finalist for The Arthur Edelstein Prize, a semifinalist for William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition, Salem College's International Literary Prize, and for the Ruth Hindman Foundation and University of Alabama Short Story Contest. The novel also received a fellowship from the Summer Literary Seminars in Lithuania and Kenya, and was awarded secon ...more

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The Echo of Sand (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Set in Beirut, Lebanon and New York City, THE ECHO OF SAND, is a story of exile and struggle to find a place called home. The time is 1983. The place is Beirut, Lebanon. The U.S. Marine barracks have just been blown up. A helicopter is waiting to whisk twin boys, Saleh and Samir Salam, away to the safety of America. Amid the chaos only Saleh is pushed into the helicopter leaving his brother, Samir, behind. Tormented by separation, the brothers find themselves living in different worlds with unfulfilled desires. After a sixteen year civil war, Saleh returns to Beirut to find that he is a stranger in his homeland. His journey throws a powerful light on the gap between himself and those he left behind. At the same time, his brother Samir leaves Beirut for New York to live a life found only in his dreams. It does not take Samir long to discover that America is not the land of celebrities and money, but he believes one of struggle and discrimination. THE ECHO OF SAND is a story that challenges the idea that home is defined by blood, land and family, and seeks through its characters to reveal how war displaces us and redefines for us what home really means.
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Maria Thank you for the friend request, Gail! Lovely to meet you. Wishing you every success with your books :)

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Kris Gail, thank you so much for your friend request. I am delighted to accept it. I am very interested in Middle Eastern and North African literature, culture, and history, and look forward to learning a lot from you.

Mona Hello Gail! Thanks for the friend invite :) I enjoy world fiction, including Middle Eastern. I am especially drawn to South Asian fiction as that is my ethnic origin.

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