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The Stray Cats of Homs: The unforgettable, heart-breaking novel inspired by extraordinary true events Hardcover – 6 October 2020

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  • Hardcover : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0857526758
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0857526755
  • Product Dimensions : 14.4 x 14.4 x 22.2 cm
  • Publisher : DOUBLEDAY UK (6 October 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

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An absolutely riveting novel . . . a rare and precious humanizing of the terrible conflagration in Syria. Eva is a writer of the first order and this is a searing and incredibly important book, storytelling at its best., Donal Ryan, author of FROM A LOW AND QUIET SEA (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards)

This warm, captivating and inspiring story shows that even the bottomless horrors of war-torn Syria are no match for the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and friendship., Mike Thomson, author of SYRIA'S SECRET LIBRARY

Compelling and uncompromising., BBC Radio 4 Sunday

Incredible... a deeply interesting and loving recounting of not just Sami's experience, but the wider story of the people of Syria., Sunday Business Post

The Stray Cats of Homs brings to life the human, inside story of one of the most brutal sieges in recent history, with Syria's Assad trying to break the will of young rebels daring to stand up to the dictator and taking refuge in an ancient city. The novel is as revealing as it is inspiring with its depictions of the lengths heroes will go to in search of personal freedom., Mark Sullivan, author of BENEATH A SCARLET SKY

[The Stray Cats of Homs] burns and it stings; each sentence is an accusation - but to read it is to begin to pay a debt that all of us owe. If you can't alleviate the pain, the least you can do is not shut your eyes to the suffering., Culturefly

It’s been a long time since a book kept me up all night, but Eva Nour’s The Stray Cats of Homs did. A tender, yet wild and tangible testimony bearing witness to the tragedy in Syria., Theodor Kallifatides, Award-winning author and Professor of Literature

One of the greatest successes of The Stray Cats of Homs is that it manages to explain the complexity of the war in Syria through Sami's eyes, without getting bogged down by exactly who did what and when., The National

An artistically flawless novel, written as an act of protest, but also as a poetic declaration of love., Svenska Dagbladet

The Stray Cats of Homs is a study in survival and a portrayal of the utter hell of the Syrian war. The novel reveals what can never be told by the news reports., Landskrona Posten

Book Description

An unforgettable debut novel, inspired by the true story of one boy's extraordinary life in Syria. For fans of The Kite Runner, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, The Pianist of Yarmouk and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.