The Last Friend
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The Last Friend

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Renowned 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 128 x 176 x 18mm | 140.62g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint, Translation
  • 0143038486
  • 9780143038481
  • 619,415

Review quote

?a seductive, lyrical novel exploring the seeming betrayal of a lifelong friendship ("French Book News")show more

About Tahar Ben Jelloun

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."show more

Rating details

328 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 21% (70)
4 45% (148)
3 27% (90)
2 4% (14)
1 2% (6)
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