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A palace in the old village : a novel

Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun; Linda Coverdale
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mohammed has spent the past forty years working in France. As he approaches retirement, he takes stock of his life, his devotion to Islam and to his assimilated children, and decides to return to Morocco, where he spends his life's savings building the biggest house in the village and waiting for his children and grandchildren to come be with him. A heartbreaking novel about parents and children, A Palace in the Old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tahar Ben Jelloun; Linda Coverdale
ISBN: 9780143118473 0143118471
OCLC Number: 609540079
Notes: Originally published in French under the title: Au pays.
Description: 183 p. ; 19 cm.
Other Titles: Au pays.
Responsibility: Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale.

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Mohammed has spent the past forty years working in France. As he approaches retirement, he takes stock of his life, his devotion to Islam and to his assimilated children, and decides to return to Morocco, where he spends his life's savings building the biggest house in the village and waiting for his children and grandchildren to come be with him. A heartbreaking novel about parents and children, A Palace in the Old Village captures the sometimes stark contrasts between old and new-world values, and an immigrant's abiding pursuit of home.--From back cover.

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