2011, shortly after the Arab Spring Uprising, four
Syrian siblings flee Damascus with their family.
Seeking safer countries and freedom, they gather
everything they can carry and join the masses in a
refugee camp in Lebanon.
life in the camp promises no secure future. It's
not safe and food is scarce. The siblings are
instructed to go west in search of the great sea
called the Mediterranean. As the journey unfolds
something happens to alter their lives forever.
They grow up before they grew up. By wit and
perseverance, they venture forward through civil
wars, ethnic and religious clan conflict, assault,
slave traders, border barricades and death. They
experience the goodwill of many, overcome the
malice of few, thus discovering a world of hope and
promise, inspired to go forward to the mystery of
the next plateau.
work of historical fiction, Odyssey of
Innocents provides an intimate look at the
struggles and dreams of people caught in the chaos
of the Syrian civil war.