Secret Son

Author(s): Laila Lalami
Original Publish Date: May 09, 2010
Product Number: EB00009031
Released: May 09, 2010
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ISBN: #9781616200015
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Raised by his mother in a one-room house in the slums of Casablanca, Youssef El Mekki has always had big dreams of living another life in another world. Suddenly his dreams are within reach when he discovers that his father—whom he'd been led to believe was dead—is very much alive. A wealthy businessman, he seems eager to give his son a new start. Youssef leaves his mother behind to live a life of luxury, until a reversal of fortune sends him back to the streets and his childhood friends. Trapped once again by his class and painfully aware of the limitations of his prospects, he becomes easy prey for a fringe Islamic group. In the spirit of The Inheritance of Loss and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Laila Lalami's debut novel looks at the struggle for identity, the need for love and family, and the desperation that grips ordinary lives in a world divided by class, politics, and religion.

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Author(s): Laila Lalami
Narrator(s): Fajer Al-Kaisi
Product Number Z100160674
Released: Jun 30, 2020
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593295311