Leaving Tangier

Leaving Tangier

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From one of the world's great writers, a breakthrough novel about leaving home for a better life In his new novel, award-winning, internationally bestselling author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of a Moroccan brother and sister making new lives for themselves in Spain. Azel is a young man in Tangier who dreams of crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. When he meets Miguel, a wealthy Spaniard, he leaves behind his girlfriend, his sister, Kenza, and his mother, and moves with him to Barcelona, where Kenza eventually joins them. What they find there forms the heart of this novel of seduction and betrayal, deception and disillusionment, in which Azel and Kenza are reminded powerfully not only of where they've come from, but also of who they really are.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 275 pages
  • 127 x 180.34 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143114654
  • 9780143114659
  • 348,824

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aTahar Ben Jelloun lifts the veil on an astounding world of a thousand and one nights.a a"Le Point" aOf the thirty books Tahar Ben Jelloun has written, this is undoubtedly one of the most courageous.a a"Le Monde des Livres"show more

About Professor 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

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966 ratings
3.34 out of 5 stars
5 16% (150)
4 31% (302)
3 32% (308)
2 15% (146)
1 6% (60)
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