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The Resource The other Americans, Laila Lalami

The other Americans, Laila Lalami

Label
The other Americans
Title
The other Americans
Statement of responsibility
Laila Lalami
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Moor's Account, a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant that is at once a family saga, a murder mystery and a love story, all of it informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. Nora Guerraoui, a jazz composer, returns home to a small town in the Mojave after hearing that her father, owner of a popular restaurant there, has been killed in a suspicious hit-and-run car accident. Told by multiple narrators--Nora herself, Jeremy (the Iraq war veteran with whom she develops an intimacy), widow Maryam, Efrain (an immigrant witness to the accident who refuses to get involved for fear of deportation), Coleman (the police investigator), and Driss (the dead man himself), The Other Americans deftly explores one family's secrets and hypocrisies even as it offers a portrait of Americans riven by race, class, and religion, living side by side, yet ignorant of the vicissitudes that each tribe, as it were, faces"--
Summary
The suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant impacts the lives of a diverse cast of characters, including his jazz-composer daughter, an undocumented witness and an Iraqi War veteran. By the award-winning author of The Moor's Account
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760011
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lalami, Laila
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Death
  • Hit-and-run drivers
  • Moroccans
  • Immigrants
  • Family secrets
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
The other Americans, Laila Lalami
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in 2019 in the USA by Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065272531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781526606709
Lccn
be2019017207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1057656743
Label
The other Americans, Laila Lalami
Publication
Note
First published in 2019 in the USA by Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065272531
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781526606709
Lccn
be2019017207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1057656743

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