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In a masterful work of historical fiction, readers are given a glimpse of the lives of an imagined Qatari family, living in a northern village about one hundred and fifty years ago. On a Wednesday afternoon in the spring of 1896, Hessa bint Ghanem pleads at the feet of her husband, Mubarak bin Mishref, begging him not to take their seven-year-old son, Mishref, on the annual spring diving trip – a treacherous journey that has cut short the lives of many men. She has had a recurring nightmare about this very day, one that haunts and terrifies her. But her husband thinks nothing of the silly ramblings of his imaginative wife and insists on taking his son on the Khankiya trip. Will Hessa’s devastating premonitions about her beloved child come true?