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Josephine presses her shoulder against the wall, tapping an unlit cigarette against the heel of her hand. Her mother’s words reach her through the haze of the sleepless night she has spent, finally dozing off for what seemed like seconds before being wakened by the ring. Josephine feels the last wis...

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Published in: Loom p. 3
Main Author: THÉRÈSE SOUKAR CHEHADE
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Syracuse University Press 11-17-2010
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Summary: Josephine presses her shoulder against the wall, tapping an unlit cigarette against the heel of her hand. Her mother’s words reach her through the haze of the sleepless night she has spent, finally dozing off for what seemed like seconds before being wakened by the ring. Josephine feels the last wisps of sleep dissolve, replaced by a new resolve, something like expectation, for there is her mother now chattering in a way she hasn’t since they left Beirut, and Josephine is comforted by the loose strands of hair escaping her mother’s eternal bun and grazing her cheeks, and by the