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A "powerful debut novel. . . .The culture and politics of contemporary Morocco are well displayed in this beautifully written tale, with the talented Lalami deftly portraying Youssef’s struggles for identity, work, and family. A brilliant story of alienation and desperation that easily transports readers to hot, dusty Casablanca; highly recommended."—Library Journal, starred review
"An absorbing tale."—Kirkus Reviews
Great story. Attention to detail made me feel as if I was there. Although I wanted the happy ending, I reread the ending the next morning and agreed that was the correct and only... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margo Milton
This is a complex story with layers and layers of intrigue, familial betrayal, and political corruption. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Karen Utley
Modern day story about Morroco told from the point of view of a young man who had the misfortune of being born poor with little hope for his future. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carole S.
She draws the reader into a world and culture previously unknown, creating complex yet simple characters. A well worthy accomplishmentPublished 3 months ago by Sharon Hunt
Youssef is bright but poor. He lives in a one-room shack in Casablanca with his mother. She is an outsider in the slum, poor but educated and working as a nurse. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kate Vane
This is a tale that, in other variations, could happen in any inner city slum. This is the story of Youssef, who lives in a slum in Casablanca with his "widowed" mother. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joanna D.
Lalami tells a story rich with the complexity of modern Morocco. Very different than my experience as a traveler there, she asks the reader to consider the contrasts and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by KRJC