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The Orange Grove

The Orange Grove

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2000s: War takes no prisoners. It involves everyone – even children.

  • ISBN: 978-1908670366
  • Genre: novella, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

War takes no prisoners. It involves everyone – even children.Twin brothers, Amed and Aziz, live in the peaceful shade of their family’s orange grove. But when a bomb kills the boys’ grandparents, they become pawns in their country’s civil war. Blood demands more blood and, at the command of a local militant group, either Ahmed or Aziz must strap on a belt of explosives and make the ultimate sacrifice. Years later, the surviving twin works as an actor in wintry Montreal. A theatre director gives him a role that forces the young man to reconsider his decisions. Will Ahmed – or is it Aziz? – release himself from the past?

Travel Guide

Travel to the Orange Grove set in the Middle East

The book takes place in an unnamed Middle Eastern, Arabic  country but the setting is not the most important part of the story – the landscape of war is what matters. Children, people from all walks of life can fall into terrorist hands and become radicalised… Childhood in a war-torn country is not a childhood at all.

” To kill time, they played at blowing themselves up in the orange grove. Aziz had stolen an old belt from his father that they weighted with three tin cans full of sand. They took turns wearing it, slipping into the skin of a future martyr. The orange trees also played war with them. The trees became enemies, endless rows of warriors poised to launch their explosive fruits at the slightest suspicious noise. The boys worked their way between them, crawling and scraping their knees “

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Orange Grove

Destination: Middle East, Montreal  Author/Guide: Larry Tremblay  Departure Time:2000s

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