Omar wants a snake more than anything, but his momis unenthusiastic to say the least. However, the familymanages to strike a compromise: Omar can get a cornsnake; but the pet, which he names Arrow, must stayinside Omar s room, where his mom will not have to seteyes on it. So when Arrow escapes, Omar has got tokeep his family from finding out. But with an inquisitivelittle sister, and parents mindful of odd behavior, Omaris having a time of it. When Arrow makes a surpriseappearance, it couldn t be at a worse moment yet theincident becomes a catalyst for Omar to gain a newunderstanding of his mother and her childhood inwar-torn Lebanon."