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Other Americans

Lalami Laila Lalami

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  • 272 sidor
  • 2019

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A mesmerising novel about family, love and buried grudges from Pulitzer Prize-finalist and Man Booker Prize-longlisted Laila Lalami

One night in late April, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of this event bring together an eclectic cast of characters: a daughter who must return to a town she thought she'd left behind for good; a grieving wife who still pines after her life in the old country; a witness whose personal circumstances prevent him from coming forward; a detective who is just now discovering her son's sexual orientation; a veteran who is wracked with guilt about the Iraq war; a father who is trying to cover up his son's mistakes; and Driss Guerraoui himself.

Narrated in turn by each of these characters, the novel explores the invisible connections that tie Americans together even as they remain deeply divided by visible markers like race, religion, or class. As the mystery of what happened to Driss Guerraoui unfolds, a family's secrets are revealed, a town's hypocrisies are faced, and love, in its messy and unpredictable forms, is born.
  • Författare: Lalami Laila Lalami
  • Format: Pocket/Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781526606693
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 272
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2019-03-26
  • Förlag: Bloomsbury Publishing (Uk)