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The Resource The other Americans, Laila Lalami

The other Americans, Laila Lalami

Label
The other Americans
Title
The other Americans
Statement of responsibility
Laila Lalami
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Late 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: Guerraoui's daughter Nora, a jazz composer who returns to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good; his widow Maryam, who still pines after her life in the old country; Efrain, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, a former classmate of Nora's and a veteran of the Iraq war; Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son's secrets; Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself. As the characters tell their stories, the invisible connections that tie them together--even while they remain deeply divided by race, religion, or class--are slowly revealed. When the mystery of what happened to Driss Guerraoui unfolds, a family's secrets are exposed, a town's hypocrisies are faced, and love, in its messy and unpredictable forms, is born
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lalami, Laila
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Murder
  • Family secrets
Label
The other Americans, Laila Lalami
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781524747145
Lccn
bl2019002318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • bl2019002318
  • 672445
Label
The other Americans, Laila Lalami
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781524747145
Lccn
bl2019002318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • bl2019002318
  • 672445

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