Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Author(s): Laila Lalami
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2020
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Product Number: Z100160673
Released: May 19, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780593295298
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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco. As four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain, author Laila Lalami asks, What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? There's Murad, a gentle, unemployed 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 in hope of securing work in Spain; and Faten, a student and religious fanatic whose faith is at odds with an influential man determined to destroy her future. Sensitively written with beauty and boldness, this is a gripping book about what propels people to risk their lives in search of a better future.

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Author(s): Laila Lalami
Product Number EB00008927
Released: Oct 07, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565127517

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