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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

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"A dream of a debut, by turns troubling adn 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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Publisher: Algonquin Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 14, 2012

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781565127517
  • Release date: September 14, 2012

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781565127517
  • File size: 2215 KB
  • Release date: September 14, 2012

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Kindle Book
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subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.6
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4

"A dream of a debut, by turns troubling adn 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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