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Cairo, 2011. President Mubarak has just been ousted from
power. The oldest city in the world is reeling from
political revolution. But for the people actually living
there, daily life has become wilder, more dangerous, and,
Dalia, a strong-willed Iraqi refugee who finds herself
trapped in Egypt after her petition to resettle in America
with her husband is denied. Charlie, her foolhardy
attorney, whose complicated feelings for Dalia have led
him to forge a not-entirely-legal plan to get her out.
Aos, Charlie’s translator and only friend, who spends his
days trying to help people through the system and his
nights in Tahrir Square protesting against it. And Hana, a
young and disenchanted Iraqi-American resettlement
officer, deciding whether to treat Dalia’s plight as one
more piece of paperwork, or as a full-blooded human
crisis. As these individuals come together, a plot is
formed to help Dalia. But soon laws are broken,
friendships and marriages are tested, and lives are
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