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A powerful, moving account of life in Damascus, and a story of how the power of music can unite people in the face conflict.

One morning on the outskirts of Damascus, two starving friends are walking through their desolate city and come across a familiar street that has been turned to rubble, concrete bridges towering above them like tombs and houses turned inside out. Aeham turns to the only comfort he has left and sits at his piano to play a song of hope to his fellow Syrians. It is a song that will reach far beyond the streets of his home and carry consequences he could never have dreamed of.

This tender and poetic account of Aeham's experiences, from losing his city, friends and family to leaving his country and finding safety, will move readers with raw and candid emotion. This is a gripping portrait of a man's search for solace and of a country that has been fiercely torn apart.

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780241347515

    April 2, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    288 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Paperback

    9780241347522

    October 15, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    288 pages

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  • Hardback

    9780241347508

    March 21, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    288 pages

    RRP $48.00

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  • The Pianist of Yarmouk
    Aeham Ahmad

    EBook

    9780241347546

    July 12, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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