The Other AmericansBook - 2020
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Discuss April 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. -- A Novel Idea... 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. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters to tell the... Read More »
Discussing online via zoom on April 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
DPLjennyp Jun 11, 2019
Tackles big issues in a quietly powerful manner. Highly recommend.
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The story kicks off with the sad fact of a hit and run witnessed by undocumented worker Efraín. The novel unfolds through many voices touching on the victim, even his own. An engaging story, well-told with compelling character/narrators who navigate every humans' challenges with loss, home and of course - love!
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"Only now after my father’s death did I come to understand that love was not a tame or passive creature, but a rebellious beast, messy and unpredictable, capacious and forgiving, and that it would deliver me from grief and carry me out of the darkness."
Here is an insightful interview: https://lailalalami.com/the-other-americans/q-a/?doing_wp_cron=1622853268.4012899398803710937500
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