The Pianist From Syria

The Pianist From Syria

A Memoir

Book - 2019 | First Atria Books hardcover edition.
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An astonishing but true account of a pianist's escape from war-torn Syria to Germany offers a deeply personal perspective on the most devastating refugee crisis of this century.

Aeham Ahmad was born a second-generation refugee--the son of a blind violinist and carpenter who recognized Aeham's talent and taught him how to play piano and love music from an early age.

When his grandparents and father were forced to flee Israel and seek refuge from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ravaging their home, Aeham's family built a life in Yarmouk, an unofficial camp to more than 160,000 Palestinian refugees in Damascus. They raised a new generation in Syria while waiting for the conflict to be resolved so they could return to their homeland. Instead, another fight overtook their asylum. Their only haven was in music and in each other.

Forced to leave his family behind, Aeham sought out a safe place for them to call home and build a better life, taking solace in the indestructible bond between fathers and sons to keep moving forward. Heart-wrenching yet ultimately full of hope, and told in a raw and poignant voice, The Pianist from Syria is a gripping portrait of one man's search for a peaceful life for his family and of a country being torn apart as the world watches in horror.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501173493
1501173499
Branch Call Number: 927.862 AHM
Characteristics: 276 pages :,illustration, maps ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hetzl, Sandra 1980-
Hauptmeier, Ariel

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