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The Illegal

(2015)
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Keita Ali has nothing: no bank account, no papers, no legal identity. A runner, he has fled home - a brutal dictatorship that produces the world's fastest marathoners - to live as an illegal refugee in a wealthy Western nation, surviving on winnings from local races. But the government is cracking down on illegal immigrants, so Keita - who will be executed if he is deported to his homeland - goes underground.

Now a series of crises call for him to earn quick money: an unscrupulous businessman targets him, a serious health problem erupts, and, most troublingly, officials in Keita's native country kidnap his sister, threatening to execute her unless he pays a ransom. As Keita struggles to resolve these problems, he discovers a troubling political connection between his native and his adoptive countries.

The Illegal is a rich, riveting novel that weaves a complex moral and psychological web.

Genre: Science Fiction

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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Illegal: A Novel
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
ISBN: 0-393-07059-X / 978-0-393-07059-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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September 2015 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Illegal
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
ISBN: 1-55468-383-1 / 978-1-55468-383-3 (Canada edition)
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September 2015 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Illegal Signed Edition
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
ISBN: 1-4434-4879-6 / 978-1-4434-4879-6 (Canada edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Illegal: A Novel
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
ISBN: 0-393-35368-0 / 978-0-393-35368-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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April 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Illegal
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
ISBN: 1-55468-385-8 / 978-1-55468-385-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 2016 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Illegal
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
ISBN: 1-4434-5313-7 / 978-1-4434-5313-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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February 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Illegal
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
ISBN: 1-55468-384-X / 978-1-55468-384-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Illegal
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Illegal
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Illegal: A Novel
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Illegal
Author(s): Lawrence Hill
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA