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    The Last Friend (Paperback) By (author) Tahar Ben Jelloun, Translated by Kevin Michel Cape, Translated by Hazel Rowley

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    DescriptionRenowned for his compeling, humane portraits of everyday Arab lives, Tahar Ben Jelloun has affirmed his place in the literary world by winning such awards as the Prix Goncourt and Prix Maghreb. In "The Last Friend," Ben Jelloun presents a spellbinding coming-of-age story and a dazzling portrait of Morocco in an era of repression and disillusionment. In Tangiers in the late 1950s, two teenagers, Mamed and Ali, strike up an intense friendship that will last a lifetime. But lurking just beneath the surface is a deep, unspoken jealousy in danger of destroying them both.


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    Title
    The Last Friend
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tahar Ben Jelloun, Translated by Kevin Michel Cape, Translated by Hazel Rowley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 182
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143038481
    ISBN 10: 0143038486
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    B&T Approval Code: A24244050
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000, FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint, Translation
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    The Penguin Press
    Publication date
    25 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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."
    Review quote
    What Ben Jelloun does brilliantly is write with a kind of refreshing candor that demystifies the Arab world. ("Paris Voice") A profound and moving novel. ("Le Monde") Daring and introspective, "The Last Friend" should bring [Ben Jelloun] the wide readership that has eluded him in this country. ("The Nation") Absorbing, like a meditation, a trance. ("The Daily Telegraph", London) ...a seductive, lyrical novel exploring the seeming betrayal of a lifelong friendship ("French Book News")