From the pen of Gail Chehab, author of the acclaimed debut, novel, The Echo of Sand, which won the First Series Award for the Novel at Mid-List Press, comes her new novel, THE TUNNEL. Omar Hamdan is a Palestinian and doting family man in a region in upheaval. Skirting the Israeli-imposed embargo in the Occupied Territories, Omar transports black market goods from Egypt to Gaza through his tunnel. However, complications arise for Omar and his family when his daughter, Hanan, is diagnosed with leukemia. Hanan is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant, but treatment is impossible in Gaza. Refusing to give up hope, Omar, his daughter and family travel back and forth through his tunnel for treatment in Egypt, but each time they do so, they run the risk of getting caught. And time is running out... THE TUNNEL is the timeless story of an ordinary family caught up in politics and war, and the endurance of the human spirit, sustained only by love and hope, to survive.