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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, author of The Moor's Account--a timely and powerful new 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. 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"--
  • 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. Nora develops an intimacy with Jeremy, an Iraq war veteran. Along with the widow Maryam; Efrain, an immigrant witness to the accident; Coleman,the police investigator, and Driss--the dead man himself-- Nora explores secrets and hypocrisies in a society riven by race, class, and religion. -- adapted from jacket
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lalami, Laila
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A543
LC item number
O84 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Murder
  • Family secrets
  • Women composers
  • Fathers
  • Mojave Desert
  • Family secrets
  • Immigrants
  • Murder
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Family secrets
  • Immigrants
  • Murder
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Immigrants
  • Homicide
  • Secrecy
Label
The other Americans, Laila Lalami
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781524747145
Lccn
2018034022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1046067490
  • (OCoLC)on1046067490
Label
The other Americans, Laila Lalami
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781524747145
Lccn
2018034022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1046067490
  • (OCoLC)on1046067490

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