A young girl, renamed Amerika in honor of the US role in the liberation of Kuwait, finds her name has become a barometer of her country's growing hostility toward the West. A middle-aged man dying from cancer looks back on his extramarital affairs and the abiding forgiveness of his wife. The headlines tell of war, unrest, and religious clashes. But if you look beyond them, you will see life in the Middle East as it is really lived - adolescent love, the fragility of marriage, pain of the most quotidian kind.
"Poetry and Insight in the Most Unlikely of Places"