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By Betool Khedairi,Muhayman Jamil

Dalal is a tender girl dwelling in a crowded Baghdad condominium with the childless aunt and uncle who raised her. within the related construction, Umm Mazin, a fortune-teller, bargains her shoppers treatments for his or her actual and romantic illnesses, Saad the hairdresser attends to a dwindling variety of girl consumers, and Ilham, a nurse, escapes the stark realities of her sanatorium task in desires of her long-lost French mom. regardless of the harmful results of bombings and foreign sanctions on their global, the entire citizens try and keep general lives.

Hoping to usher in much-needed money by way of promoting honey, Dalal’s uncle turns into a beekeeper, enlisting Dalal’s assist in the care of those temperamental creatures. in the meantime, Dalal falls in love for the 1st time–against a history of shock arrests, own betrayals, and a crumbling social cloth that turns buddies into informants.

Tightly crafted and entire of bright, unforgettable characters, Absent is a haunting portrait of lifestyles below regulations, the delicate emotional ties between friends and family, and the resilience of the human spirit.

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