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From one of the world's great writers, a breakthrough novel about leaving home for a better life In his new novel, award-winning, internationally bestselling author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of a Moroccan brother and sister making new lives for themselves in Spain. Azel is a young man in Tangier who dreams of crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. When he meets Miguel, a wealthy Spaniard, he leaves behind his girlfriend, his sister, Kenza, and his mother, and moves with him to Barcelona, where Kenza eventually joins them. What they find there forms the heart of this novel of seduction and betrayal, deception and disillusionment, in which Azel and Kenza are reminded powerfully not only of where they've come from, but also of who they really are.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143114659
ISBN-10: 0143114654
Format: Paperback / softback
(178mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor Tahar Ben Jelloun

Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in Fez, Morocco, and immigrated to France in 1961. A novelist, essayist, critic, and poet, he is a regular contributor to Le Monde, La Republica, El Pais, and Panorama."

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