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Sat, Apr 15



Ali the Iraqi Book Launch

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Time & Location

Apr 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – Apr 16, 2023, 7:00 PM

Provo, 274 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601, USA

About the event

This novel begins with the true story of a boy named Ali, an Iraqi refugee, who ran away from his exchange program. But quickly the story dissolves into speculation, fantasies, and recreations of what cannot be known. Ali is an Iraqi youth who travels to America for a student exchange program. He is young and beautifully confident. But at night he cannot sleep. He is tortured by a decision. Will he return to his family in Iraq or run away into America? The weight of the choice overcomes him, and he confesses his intentions to Paul, his host brother. The two boys, one Muslim and one Mormon share the secret which bonds them together while tearing them apart.

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