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The other Americans

By: Lalami, Laila

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1526606712 / 9781526606716
Paperback
813.6
05/03/2020
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England
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20 cm 301 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Pantheon Books, 2019.

Finalist for the National Book Award 2019 An Observer, Literary Review and Time Book of the Year'One of the most affecting novels I have read.

Subtle, wise and full of humanity' The TimesLate one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car.

The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters, deeply divided by race, religion and class.

As the characters tell their stories and the mystery unfolds, Driss's family is forced to confront its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love, in all its messy and unpredictable forms, is born. 'A state-of-America family saga told as a slow-burn detective story' Observer'Exceptionally rich' Sunday Times'Confirms Lalami's reputation as one of our most sensitive interrogators, probing at the faultlines in family and the wider world' Financial Times

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