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Hope & Other Dangerous Pursuits

(2005)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits marks the debut of an exciting new voice in fiction. Laila Lalami evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco. The book begins as four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain.What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger?

There's Murad, a gentle, unemployed man who's been reduced to hustling tourists around Tangier; Halima, who's fleeing her drunken husband and the slums of Casablanca; Aziz, who must leave behind his devoted wife in hope of securing work in Spain; and Faten, a student and religious fanatic whose faith is at odds with an influential man determined to destroy her future.

Sensitively written with beauty and boldness, this is a gripping book about what propels people to risk their lives in search of a better future.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Author(s): Laila Lalami
ISBN: 1-56512-493-6 / 978-1-56512-493-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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2005 : Hardback
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Author(s): Laila Lalami
ISBN: 1-61620-750-7 / 978-1-61620-750-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Author(s): Laila Lalami
ISBN: 0-15-603087-X / 978-0-15-603087-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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September 2006 : Paperback
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Title: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2005 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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