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A Game for Swallows

To Die, To Leave, To Return

By Zeina Abirached, 1981-

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother where it's comfy and safe, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safe—home.

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Format: Book
Author: Abirached, Zeina, 1981-
Summary: Living in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face an evening of apprehension when their parents do not return from a visit to the other side of the city.
Title: A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return / Zeina Abirached ; art by Zeina Abirached ; translation by Edward Gauvin.
Publisher Date: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, c2012.
Subject: Abirached, Zeina, 1981- -- Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Comic books, strips, etc. Beirut (Lebanon) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Isbn: 9780761385684 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper) 0761385681 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper) 9781575059419 157505941X
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: T Graphic Novel Abirached
Oclc: 754908714
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Bib Id: 405815

Format: Book
Author: Abirached, Zeina, 1981-
Summary: Living in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face an evening of apprehension when their parents do not return from a visit to the other side of the city.
Title: A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return / Zeina Abirached ; art by Zeina Abirached ; translation by Edward Gauvin.
Publisher, Date: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, c2012.
Description: 187 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Abirached, Zeina, 1981- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Subjects: Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Beirut (Lebanon) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Notes: Translation of Le jeau des hirondelles.
LCCN: 2011038914
ISBN: 9780761385684 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0761385681 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781575059419
ISBN: 157505941X
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: T Graphic Novel Abirached