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Secret Son (Digital Audiobook)

By Laila Lalami, Fajer Al-Kaisi (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 29, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/9/2010)

May 2009 Indie Next List

“Laila Lalami has written a wonderfully crafted novel -- set in the slums of Casablanca -- whose carefully wrought characters allow us to lift the veil of media headlines and to gain greater empathy and understanding of the competing protagonists in today's sundered world. Secret Son is an irresistible read.”
— Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA
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Description

When a young man is given the chance to rewrite his future, he doesn't realize the price he will pay for giving up his past...

Casablanca's stinking alleys are the only home that nineteen-year-old Youssef El-Mekki has ever known. Raised by his mother in a one-room home, he dreams of escape - until, one day, the father he thought dead turns out to be very much alive, and whisks him from the slums into the luxurious life of Casablanca's elite. But as he leaves the poverty of his childhood behind him, he comes up against a starkly un-glittering reality...