328 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9781888873016 $19.95 CA
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About the Book
When the dream is "over there," "here" suffers from a lack of reality. This dilemma faces people who leave their native land for a new home in another land. The Jasmine Garden embraces their yearning for a new life and their obstinate adherence to the old dream; it presets their continuing search for identity in their native land and their unwitting immmersion in its dangers. It portrays Canadian couple's experience of love and sexual dalliance, religious co-existence and terrorist intrigue in the venerable land of Egypt with American presence on its soil. Yasser and Nadia return to Egypt to bolster a sagging marriage, but they become submerged in their native country's political upheaval. In this ancient land of grandeur, turbulent events drive them into martial deception, danger, seperation, despair and rediscovery of their home.
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About the AuthorSoraya Erian Soraya Erian (1936- ) came from Cairo, Egypt to study English Literature at the University of Toronto. After earning a Ph.D., she taught college English, married, had a daughter and son, became a grandmother, pursued writing, drawing/painting, and had five books of poetry and drawings published. She has garnered numerous Best Poem awards. In art, she seeks the essence of reality while in poetry, she draws upon subterranean images, music of the inner ear, and the exhilaration of senses.