By Jonathan Littell
A blistering firsthand account of the clash in Homs via the the world over acclaimed writer of The Kindly Ones
"We struggle for our faith, for our ladies, for our land, and finally to avoid wasting our epidermis. As for them, they're merely combating to avoid wasting their skin."
In 2012, Jonathan Littell traveled to the guts of the Syrian rebellion, smuggled in by means of the loose Syrian military to the old urban of Homs. for 3 weeks, he watched as neighborhoods have been bombed and blameless civilians murdered. His notes on what he observed at the flooring communicate at once of horrors that proceed this day within the ongoing civil war.
Amid the chaos, Littell bears witness to the lives and the hopes of freedom opponents, of households stuck in the clash, in addition to of the medical professionals who try to keep either innocents and opponents who come below hearth. As executive forces encircle town, Littell charts the 1st stirrings of the fundamentalist flow that may quickly hijack the revolution.
Littell's notebooks have been initially the uncooked fabric for the articles he wrote upon his go back for the French day-by-day Le Monde. released approximately instantly later on in France, Syrian Notebooks has come to shape an incomparable close-up account of a warfare that also grips the center East--a vintage of struggle reportage.
From the Hardcover edition.