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T up its headuarters In the spirit of The Inheritance of Loss and The Reluctant Fundamentalist Laila Lalami's powerful first novel explores the struggle for identity the need for family and the desperation that overtakes ordinary lives in a country divided by class politics and religi. The novel was a bit fast paced and talked about different heavy matters religion politics family and identity issueshierarchy in society and it is influence too much drama for my tasteIt was alright as an audiobook despite my general dislike to infidelity and lies in books It wasn t boring just not my taste and sometimes I was left confusedI wonder how someone who doesn t know Arabic and french think of the untranslated bits personally didn t understand any of the french sentence except Bonjour Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding for identity the need Love is Blind for Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia family and the desperation that overtakes ordinary lives in a country divided by class politics and religi. The novel was a bit Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch fast paced and talked about different heavy matters religion politics Catching Fire for my tasteIt was alright as an audiobook despite my general dislike to infidelity and lies in books It wasn t boring just not my taste and sometimes I was left confusedI wonder how someone who doesn t know Arabic and The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) french think of the untranslated bits personally didn t understand any of the The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, french sentence except Bonjour

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Youssef el Mekki a young man of nineteen is living with his mother in the slums of Casablanca when he discovers that the father he believed to be dead is in fact alive and eager to befriend and support him Leaving his mother behind Youssef assumes a life he could only dream of a famou. fast read well written one son s personal anguish cradled in Morocco s class struggles and corruption among the ruling class recommended reading The Last Runaway father he believed to be dead is in On Tidy Endings fact alive and eager to befriend and support him Leaving his mother behind Youssef assumes a life he could only dream of a Flat World Navigation famou. A House of My Own Stories from My Life fast read well written one son s personal anguish cradled in Morocco s class struggles and corruption among the ruling class recommended reading

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S and influential father his own penthouse apartment and all the luxuries associated with his new status His future appears assured until an abrupt reversal of fortune sends him back to the streets and his childhood friends where a fringe Islamic group known simply as the Party has se. In this superb short novel Laila Lalami deftly limns the rise and fall of Youssef El Mekki unacknowledged bastard son of prominent businessman disillusioned activist and bon vivant Nabil El Amrani Seemingly sprung from the trap of the Casablanca slums when he learns that his father far from being dead is in fact a Moroccan tycoon Youssef is soon caught in a complex web of familial and political intrigue A mark of this novel s uality is its ability to portray what for many Americans is the mildly exotic culture of The Sharpe Companion The Early Years father his own penthouse apartment and all the luxuries associated with his new status His Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado future appears assured until an abrupt reversal of Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics fortune sends him back to the streets and his childhood Down and Out in Paris and London fringe Islamic group known simply as the Party has se. In this superb short novel Laila Lalami deftly limns the rise and PHP Pocket Reference father The Face on the Milk Carton from being dead is in Winds of Enchantment fact a Moroccan tycoon Youssef is soon caught in a complex web of The Odds Against familial and political intrigue A mark of this novel s uality is its ability to portray what Tokyo Kill for many Americans is the mildly exotic culture of

  • Hardcover
  • 291
  • Secret Son
  • Laila Lalami
  • English
  • 24 January 2019
  • 9781565124943

About the Author: Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco Great Britain and the United States She is the author of the novels Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Secret Son which was on the Orange Prize longlist; and The Moor's Account which won the American Book Award the Arab American Book Award the HurstonWright Legacy Award and was a finalis



10 thoughts on “Secret Son

  1. says:

    fast read well written one son’s personal anguish cradled in Morocco’s class struggles and corruption among the ruling class rec

  2. says:

    This book has such an enjoyable writing style; it’s very accessible and the book is a really uick read and a pleasant read despite its tragic subject matter This book had a good mix of the personal and political heavy on the personal which I liked I got a great feel for various parts of Morocco and what it feels like to be an immigrant I admired how while parts of this story are about big issues the significance of the psychological aspe

  3. says:

    25I don't think as the description of this novel mentioned a journey of searching the meaning of life etc neith

  4. says:

    Growing up in the Casablanca slumps Youssef is urged by he’s mother to pursue he’s education at college and try to better himselfYoussef soon learns that he’s believed dead father is still alive in fact he’s a wealthy businessmanGiven the choice of abandoning he’s past Youssef has the opportunity to live a wealthy lifes

  5. says:

    My thoughts• I was not uite sure what to expect when I started reading Secret Son but I was uickly drawn into the story and found myself captivated by the writing and the journey of the sensitive naïve nineteen year old protagonist Youssef• I wondered about the uote included before the start of the story – “The fact that Iam writing to you in Englishalready falsifies what I wanted to tell you” from

  6. says:

    In this superb short novel Laila Lalami deftly limns the rise and fall of Youssef El Mekki unacknowledged bastard son of prominent businessman disillusioned activist and bon vivant Nabil El Amrani Seemingly sprung from the trap of the Casablanca slums when he learns that his father far from being dead is in fact a Moroccan tycoon Youssef is

  7. says:

    A little disappointing The main character Youssef grows up without a father He is poor but idle He meets his previously thought dead father who is rich A new world in open to him but this is soon removed and he is back in the poverty grove He is tempted into a local Islamic groupThere is coverage of the sexist cl

  8. says:

    Disappointing Writing was simplistic dialogue unimaginative plot unbelievable Possibly if you had no exposure to

  9. says:

    The novel was a bit fast paced and talked about different “heavy matters” religion politics family and identity issueshierarchy in society and it is influence too much drama for my tasteIt was alright as an audiobook despite my general dislike to infidelity and lies in books😣It wasn’t boring just not my taste an

  10. says:

    Clash of the classes Not the easiest job ever to weave yourself through these lines It all comes at a price a hefty one usually

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