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The Angels Die

(2016)
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"A writer who can understand man wherever he is." - The New York Times

Award-winning author Yasmina Khadra gives us a stunning panorama of life in Algeria between the two world wars, in this dramatic story of one man's rise from abject poverty to a life of wealth and adulation.
Even as a child living hand-to-mouth in a ghetto, Turambo dreamt of a better future. So when his family find a decent home in the city of Oran anything seems possible. But colonial Algeria is no place to be ambitious for those of Arab-Berber ethnicity. Through a succession of menial jobs, the constants for Turambo are his rage at the injustice surrounding him, and a reliable left hook. This last opens the door to a boxing apprenticeship, which will ultimately offer Turambo a choice: to take his chance at sporting greatness or choose a simpler life beside the woman he loves.

"Khadra's prose is gentle and precise." - The New Yorker
Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul. He is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Swallows of Kabul.

Genre: Sagas

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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Angels Die
Author(s): Yasmina Khadra, Translated by Howard Curtis
ISBN: 1-908313-91-9 / 978-1-908313-91-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gallic Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Angels Die
Author(s): Yasmina Khadra
Publisher: Gallic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU