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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

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ISBN-10: 1565124936

ISBN-13: 9781565124936

Edition: 2005

Authors: Laila Lalami

List price: $21.95
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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits marks the debut of an exciting new voice in fiction. Laila Lalami evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco. The book begins as four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain.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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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 10/7/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

LAILA LALAMI was born and raised in Morocco. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Review, the Los Angeles Times, the Independent, the Nation, and elsewhere. She is the creator and editor of the literary blog www.moorishgirl.com. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Contents the trip
Part I
Part II
Acknowledgments