Laila Lalami
The Other Americans

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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.

Laila Lalami is the author of the novels THE MOOR'S ACCOUNT, which won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, the Hurston/ Wright Legacy Award, was on the Man Booker Prize longlist, and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; SECRET SON, which was on the Orange Prize longlist; and HOPE AND OTHER DANGEROUS PURSUITS, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, the New York Times, and in many anthologies. She is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside.

ISBN 1526606690
EAN 9781526606693
Seiten 301 Seiten
Veröffentlicht April 2019
Verlag/Hersteller Bloomsbury UK
Autor Laila Lalami

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