The boy with two hearts / Hamed and Hessam Amiri ; adapted by Phil Porter.

Author
Porter, Phil, 1977- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London : Methuen Drama, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2021.
  • ©2021
Description
76 pages ; 20 cm.

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"A story of hope, from Afghanistan to Wales.Herat, Afghanistan, 2000. A young mother makes a speech demanding freedom for Afghan women, angering local Taliban leaders who issue a warrant for her execution. With no choice but to run, the Amiri family embark on a long and terrifying journey out of Afghanistan and across Europe with the UK as their ultimate goal.Thrown into an unfamiliar world of fake passports and untrustworthy handlers, the Amiris must learn how to live with nothing and avoid capture at all costs. But with their eldest son Hussein's life-threatening heart condition growing steadily worse, the journey soon becomes a race against time.Will they beat the odds and reach the UK in time for Hussein to receive the surgery he so badly needs?The Boy with Two Hearts is the story of a family in danger and a love letter to the NHS. This extraordinary true story reveals the courage and humanity behind each refugee story, showing that hope and a sense of home can be found in the most unlikely places."--Publisher's description.
ISBN
  • 1350294551 ((paperback))
  • 9781350294554 ((paperback))
OCLC
1273668932
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