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The other Americans

Author: Laila Lalami
Publisher: New York Pantheon Books [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From the Pulitzer Prize finalist, author of The Moor's Account--a timely and powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant that is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, all of it informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Nora Guerraoui, a jazz composer, returns home to a small town in the Mojave after hearing that her father, owner of a popular
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Lalami, Laila, 1968-
Other Americans
New York : Pantheon Books, [2019]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laila Lalami
ISBN: 9781524747145 1524747149
OCLC Number: 1196824099
Description: 301 pages 25 cm
Other Titles: Novel
Responsibility: Laila Lalami.

Abstract:

"From the Pulitzer Prize finalist, author of The Moor's Account--a timely and powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant that is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, all of it informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Nora Guerraoui, a jazz composer, returns home to a small town in the Mojave after hearing that her father, owner of a popular restaurant there, has been killed in a suspicious hit-and-run car accident. Told by multiple narrators--Nora herself, Jeremy (the Iraq war veteran with whom she develops an intimacy), widow Maryam, Efrain (an immigrant witness to the accident who refuses to get involved for fear of deportation), Coleman (the police investigator), and Driss (the dead man himself), The Other Americans deftly explores one family's secrets and hypocrisies even as it offers a portrait of Americans riven by race, class, and religion, living side by side, yet ignorant of the vicissitudes that each tribe, as it were, faces"

Nora Guerraoui, a jazz composer, returns home to a small town in the Mojave after hearing that her father, owner of a popular restaurant there, has been killed in a suspicious hit-and-run car accident. Nora develops an intimacy with Jeremy, an Iraq war veteran. Along with the widow Maryam; Efrain, an immigrant witness to the accident; Coleman, the police investigator, and Driss--the dead man himself-- Nora explores secrets and hypocrisies in a society riven by race, class, and religion. -- adapted from jacket.

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