Crossing Divides - Andrew  Grey
In Crossing Divides Carter is a reporter embedded with a group of freedom fighters in the Syrian civil war. He has joined a family of farmers who have taken up arms against a government that is allegedly using chemical weapons against its own citizens. In the Middle Eastern culture, homosexuality is a sin punishable by death. The death is usually carried out by a family member to help restore the family’s honor. Nemat has known he is different for a number of years but hasn’t had a name to attach to his feelings.

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