Adham

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Adham has dedicated his life to his family. After 32 years, he travels back to his country in an attempt to rediscover himself and everything he left behind. However, his newfound feelings for Thalia, a spirited young woman, push him to question his fate and everything he achieved.
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Cover photo by unknown. Edited by me.

Author notes:
- This story has Arabic words as it takes place in an Arab country.
- I do not condone romantic betrayal.

Table of Contents

One

Submitted: January 14, 2020


-If you haven't, please refer to the summary blurb before this chapter. -An oud is a lute-type stringed instrument predominantly found in Arabian music.
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Two

Submitted: January 22, 2020

“So, how long are they expecting you to fill in?” I heard the faint sound of a knife hitting a cutting board. Nadera was making l... Read Chapter

Three

Submitted: January 26, 2020


-A "furn" is a bakery. Furns specialize in the "man'oushe" which is a popular breakfast meal. -The goblet drum (also "derbakeh") is a single head membranophone with a goblet shaped body used mostly
in middle-eastern music.
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Four

Submitted: February 02, 2020


-The "daf" is a large Persian and Arabic frame drum used in popular and classical music. (Last one lol)


Update (9 Feb 2020): This chapter was taken down and edited again. I hope you like the new improvements! And as always, I'm open to suggestions.
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Five

Submitted: February 16, 2020


This chapter was inspired by my visit to the Grand Sofar Hotel. Yes, it's a real place! I attended the art exhibition in October of 2018, and everything described in this chapter is as seen with my
eyes. Of course, the people are fictional and the poem is written by me.
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Six

Submitted: February 29, 2020

We ordered two slices of apple pie with milk coffee. I’d skipped my morning jog that day. It was still mid-morning, and the coffee shop... Read Chapter

Seven

Submitted: March 07, 2020

The vast Bekaa Valley welcomed us with fields of wheat, fruit trees, and vegetation as far as the eye could see. The sky was clear,&nbs... Read Chapter

Eight

Submitted: March 16, 2020


Editing this took like 3 days because I am oh so tired. Sorry for the delay! -I couldn't find a proper definition, but "nammura" (or semolina cake) is a dessert that's popular in the Middle East.
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Nine

Submitted: April 03, 2020


The finale.
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