!الى فلذات الكبد
أمل، ريما، سامر والشاعرة الواعدة، سمر
[To my own children!
Amal, Rima, Samer and the promising poet, Samar]
والأبناء يضرسون ... Wal abna' yadrasun is divided into 3 sections:
بيروتيات Bayrutiyyat (p.7-72)
أستراليات Ustraliyyat (p.73-128)
كاريكاتير Caricature (p.129-160)
After a terrifying night of war, a mother caught a taxi taking her children to their auntie. Feeling anxious and worried, and fearing the taxi driver, the mother was besieged by frightening thoughts all the way.
The teacher is trying hard to motivate and empower one of her students who is isolated and disinterested.
While he trained the sea to be his best friend, his secret keeper, and his relief from all his worries, the sea betrayed and disappointed him.
The narrator is losing hope during the Israeli invasion of Beirut.
After a disappearance, the narrator is trying to gather some information about a person who usually sits fishing on the Cornishe where he/she drinks his/her coffee.
Mounira is very excited about having a child via IVF after 10 years of trying to conceive.
All the teachers are trying to build a relationship with the new history teacher, who has been distant to them.
A writer is trying hard to find an ending to his story to please his editor.
A son has different point of views to his father even though the latter is dying.
After escaping the war and migrating to Australia, the father is now fearing for his thirteen years old daughter, Julie, who's becoming more rebellious.
Ever since they moved to the neighbourhood, the narrator is very curious to get to know the new couple who just arrived to Sydney.
Layla, the eighteen years old woman who's about to be a mother in few weeks, receives her divorce papers.