Secret Son

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Product Details

Price
$13.95  $12.83
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.62 X 0.86 X 8.14 inches | 0.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781565129795
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About the Author

Laila Lalami was born and raised in Morocco. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship and was short-listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2006. She lives in Los Angeles.

Reviews

"Gives us an insider's view of the underlying turmoil of Morocco . . . A nuanced depiction of the roots of terrorism, written by someone who intimately knows one of the stratified societies where it grows." --The New York Times Book Review

"Lalami's depiction of Moroccan life in Secret Son, illuminating the social, political, religious and poverty issues facing its citizen--especially its still-hopeful young--is both sensitive and startling." --Los Angeles Times

"Lalami does an impressive job of concentrating on one young man's candide-like experiences among all sectors of a complicated society . . . She raises question after question--about privilege vs. poverty, Western commercialism vs. traditional ways, secularism vs. religion--without ever seeming to be doing more than telling a compelling story." --The Oregonian

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

--Library Journal

"An absorbing tale."--Kirkus Reviews

--The Oregonian