With her stirring diary, Samar Yazbek became a chronicler of the Syrian revolution. Now she tells the story from inside Syrian society – about Hanan, who catches her husband in bed with their young servant Alia. Although Hanan only feels disgust for him, she has a love story with Alia; full of anger and jealousy, she chases them out of the house. She stares after her through the window, agitated, becoming aware of her life. At the same time, Alia’s origins are told, the story of a girl who learned to fight from an early age. Samar Yazbek’s novel is based on a real scandal and is about violence, dependence and domination that determine the lives of many women in modern Syria.