The Resource Out of It

Out of It

Label
Out of It
Title
Out of It
Statement of responsibility
Selma Dabbagh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gaza is being bombed. Rashid - an unemployed twenty-seven year old who has stayed up smoking grass watching it happen - wakes to hear that he's got the escape route he's been waiting for: a scholarship to London. His twin sister, Iman - frustrated by the atrocities and inaction around her - has also been up all night, in a meeting that offers her nothing but more disappointment. Grabbing recklessly at an opportunity to make a difference, she finds herself being followed by an unknown fighter. Meanwhile Sabri, the oldest brother of this disparate family, works on a history of Palestine from his wheelchair as their mother pickles vegetables and feuds with the neighbours. Written with extraordinary humanity and humour, and moving between Gaza, London and the Gulf, Out of It is a tale that redefines Palestine and its people. It follows the lives of Rashid and Iman as they try to forge paths for themselves in the midst of occupation, religious fundamentalism and the divisions between Palestinian factions. It tells of family secrets, unlikely love stories and unburied tragedies as it captures the frustrations and energies of the modern Arab world
Summary
While Rashid prepares to flee an occupied Gaza to accept a scholarship in London, his twin sister, Imam, is drawn into a resistance group after witnessing local bombings and finds herself pursued by an unknown fighter
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10122233
Cataloging source
NOV
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Dabbagh, Selma
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Out of It
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e97c3998-2d10-4401-9de3-9d623db604ca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408824306
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Out of It
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e97c3998-2d10-4401-9de3-9d623db604ca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781408824306
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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