The Mediterranean Wall: A Novel
Three women of various ages and family backgrounds must cross the Mediterranean Sea from the Middle East to Europe. Their situations require it. These women will be labeled refugees upon their arrival.
During the journey, aboard the trawler Torm Lotte with its maniacal captain (who, unlike Ahab, does not know the names of his cargo), there is only one certain destination, and that is the unknown.
Along the way, we encounter desperate people, broken people, and people who capitalize on the uncertainty and violence bringing so many strangers into such a crowded port.
The Mediterranean Wall is epic in scope and ruthless in the details of the journey all immigrants face physically and emotionally. Louis-Philippe Dalembert has created living, breathing characters with legs and made us suffer and empathize with them. Not every young reader has a steady beau, a tenacious reputation, or dreams of family life (and this book is all about dreams) but every reader young or adult can relate to the bitterness in the hearts of those who are wronged by society at every turn, only searching for a better life.
|Page Count||176 pages|
|Publisher||Schaffner Press, Inc.|
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