Leaving Tangier

Leaving Tangier

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Azel, a native of Tangier, escapes to Barcelona by becoming the lover of an older man, Miguel, but as Azel becomes disillusioned, his sister, Kenza, agrees to marry Miguel to gain Spanish citizenship, only to become drawn to a troubled expatriate.

Blackwell North Amer
From one of the world's great writers, a novel that mirrors the journeys of millions who leave home for a better life

In Leaving Tangier, 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.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2009
Description: vii, 275 p. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9780143114659
Branch Call Number: BenJ
Additional Contributors: Coverdale, Linda


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