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The Fox Hunt

A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

by Mohammed Al Samawi

On Sale: 04/10/2018

Price: $27.99

The Fox Hunt

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The Fox Hunt

A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

by Mohammed Al Samawi

On Sale: 04/10/2018

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Price: $27.99

About the Book

March 2015. Four Millennials stare at their iPhones. They’ve been glued to Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and Skype for the past six hours. But they’re not posting vacation photos, watching cat videos, or reviewing local brunch spots. They’re orchestrating a daredevil rescue operation taking place halfway across the world. Within thirty minutes, they’ll learn if they’ve saved the life of a young Muslim-Yemeni peace activist-or if he’s been shot, execution-style, by Al Qaeda operatives. His name is Mohammed Al Samawi, and his story is remarkable.

The Fox Hunt is the first-person story of a young Muslim man from Yemen who, with the help of a group of largely Jewish activists on social media, engineered a harrowing escape from the Yemeni Civil War.

Critical Praise

“Nail-bitingly suspenseful. ... Al Samawi’s ultimate escape is inspiring, as is his determination to continue to work for international peace and understanding. Illuminating and essential reading.” - Booklist, starred review

“A tale of incredible liberation. ... Viscerally compelling.” - Forward

“At any moment in history, The Fox Hunt would be a tense, exciting, uplifting story of international intrigue and cross-cultural cooperation. But at this moment, Mohammed Al Samawi has written an urgent and timely book that reminds us of the common threads of the human experience.” - BRUCE FEILER, bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham

“Poignant, captivating, disturbing, yet, in the end, hopeful, The Fox Hunt is a haunting and memorable book that illuminates the humanitarian tragedy of Yemen through the life of one of its refugees.” - RABBI DAVID SAPERSTEIN, former US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

“This debut memoir is engaging and tragic yet full of hope as a worldwide effort is undertaken to save Al Samawi’s life. A triumphant work.” - Library Journal (starred review)

“Mohammed Al Samawi’s page-turning memoir, The Fox Hunt, is an unforgettable odyssey through Yemen, and the rocky terrain of religion, identity, and power. Caught in the most desperate of circumstances, he shows us the unexpected heroism of regular people, and gives us the courage to confront prejudice and take action.” - YEONMI PARK, human rights activist and author of In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

“Driving social change in the Arab world is a high stakes game, and Mohammed Al Samawi gambles with his life. A memoir wrapped in a thriller, THE FOX HUNT is one of those rare stories that’s as gripping as it is important.” - BASSEM YOUSSEF, author of Revolution for Dummies and “The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World”

“Compelling. … Powerful. … An important story to tell. Gracious and generous, this personal account of a remarkable life is a reminder of how peace comes in small increments as the result of the work of committed individuals.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Highly readable. ... At a time when our nation, out of our own fear and ignorance, is turning away those who would be among our finest citizens, if only we let them, it’s important to remember the world still desperately looks to us for freedom.” - Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062678195
  • ISBN 10: 0062678191
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 04/10/2018
  • Trimsize: 6.000 in (w) x 9.000 in (h) x 1.090 in (d)
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price: $27.99
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