Flight against time is a moving story about the immigrant experience. An elderly couple leaves their village in Lebanon to visit their children and grandchildren now living in the new world: Prince Edward Island, Canada. They find a world of peace and great comfort, but despite the war back home, the old man longs for his small village and a way of life deeply etched in his heart.Nasrallah skillfully weaves truth and imagination to create a story rich in human emotion and psychological insight. The novel stands as witness to a time and its people, a mirror of the whole culture and historical movement that is Lebanon of the present. A work that exempli¬fies the strength of the modern Arabic novel, Flight against time reflects the emotions, ideals and passions that all immigrants experience, be they our ancestors or our neighbours of today.