by Ramadan, Danny | Syria
Published 01/09/2022 by Canongate Books Ltd in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 288 pages, No
Hussam and Wassim are teenage boys living in Syria during America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq. When a surprise discovery results in tragedy, their lives, and those of their families, are shattered. Wassim promises Hussam his protection, but ten years into the future, he has failed to keep his promise.
Wassim is on the streets, seeking shelter from both the city and the civil war storming his country. Meanwhile Hussam, now on the other side of the world, remains haunted by his own ghosts, doing his utmost to drown them out with every vice imaginable. Split between war-torn Damascus and unforgiving Vancouver, The Foghorn Echoes is a tragic love story about coping with shared traumatic experience and devastating separation.
As Hussam and Wassim come to terms with the past, they begin to realise the secret that haunts them is not the only secret that formed them.