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Author: Lorraine Adams
Publisher: London : Portobello, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We first meet Aziz Arkoun as a twenty-four-year-old stowaway - frozen, hungry, his perceptions jammed by a language he can't understand or speak. After fifty-two days in the hold of a tanker from Algeria, he jumps into the icy waters of Boston harbor and swims to shore. Seemingly rescued from isolation by Algerians he knew as a child, he instead finds himself in a world of disillusionment, duplicity, and stolen
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Adams
ISBN: 1846270340 9781846270345
OCLC Number: 62715365
Notes: Originally published: New York: Knopf, 2004.
Description: 293 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Lorraine Adams.

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A young stowaway, Aziz, jumps into the icy waters of Boston Harbor and swims ashore. He scrabbles to find shelter with fellow immigrants, tries to live right, but quickly learns that the normal rules  Read more...

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A mesmerizingly convincing story about our multi-cultural world that was awarded the LA Times First Fiction Prize Adams brings her Pulitzer Prize-winning journalistic insight into the vivid human Read more...

 
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