Hope & other dangerous pursuits

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,
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1st ed.
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IL: UG - BL: 5.6 - AR Pts: 6
"A dream of a debut, by turns troubling and glorious, angry and wise." --Junot Diaz 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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subject_facet Immigrants -- Fiction, Lifeboats -- Fiction, Moroccans -- Spain -- Fiction, Morocco -- Fiction, Spain -- Fiction
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