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Hope and other dangerous pursuits

Author: Laila Lalami
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, 2006.
Series: Harvest book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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Laila Lalami evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco and offers an authentic look at the Muslim immigrant experience today. The book begins as four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain. There's Murad, a gentle, educated man who's been reduced to hustling tourists around Tangier; Halima, who's fleeing her drunken husband and the slums of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laila Lalami
ISBN: 015603087X 9780156030878 9780329783099 0329783092
OCLC Number: 67345826
Notes: Originally cataloged as: Hope & other dangerous pursuits / Laila Lalami. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2005.
Description: 188 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Trip --
Part I: Before. Fanatic --
Bus rides --
Acceptance --
Better luck tomorrow --
Part II. After the saint --
Odalisque --
Homecoming --
Storyteller.
Series Title: Harvest book.
Other Titles: Hope & other dangerous pursuits
Responsibility: Laila Lalami.
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Laila Lalami evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco and offers an authentic look at the Muslim immigrant experience today. The book begins as four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain. There's Murad, a gentle, educated man who's been reduced to hustling tourists around Tangier; Halima, who's fleeing her drunken husband and the slums of Casablanca; Aziz, who must leave behind his devoted wife to find work in Spain; and Faten, a student and religious fanatic whose faith is at odds with an influential man determined to destroy her future. What has driven these men and women to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? Sensitively written with beauty and boldness, this is a gripping book about people in search of a better future.

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