Hope & Other Dangerous Pursuits
By Laila Lalami
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565124936, 195pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2005
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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.