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British Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh's debut novel Out of It tells the story of Rashid and Iman, twins from Gaza. While Gaza is being bombed, Rashid learns via email that he's found his way out of the turmoil: a scholarship at a London university. Meanwhile, his sister Iman looks to solve her own frustration with the city's political climate by checking out an Islamic resistance group. The tale focuses on the struggles and conflicts that inevitably emerge in these types of situations, and how families and siblings learn to cope with and move through it. Dabbagh, whose previous short story collections have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and International PEN David T.K. Wong Award, reads from Out of It tomorrow at BookCourt at 4:30 p.m.