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Secret Son

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Youssef el-Mekki, a young man of nineteen, is living with his mother in the slums of Casablanca when he discovers that the father he believed to be dead is, in fact, alive and eager to befriend and support him. Leaving his mother behind, Youssef assumes a life he could only dream of: a famous and influential father, his own penthouse apartment, and all the luxuries associated with his new status. His future appears assured until an abrupt reversal of fortune sends him back to the streets and his childhood friends, where a fringe Islamic group, known simply as the Party, has set up its headquarters.

In the spirit of The Inheritance of Loss and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Laila Lalami's powerful first novel explores the struggle for identity, the need for family, and the desperation that overtakes ordinary lives in a country divided by class, politics, and religion.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
ISBN: 1-56512-494-4 / 978-1-56512-494-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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March 2009 : Hardback
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Title: Secret Son: A Novel
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
ISBN: 0-14-104273-7 / 978-0-14-104273-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
ISBN: 1-56512-979-2 / 978-1-56512-979-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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March 2010 : Paperback
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Title: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
ISBN: 0-670-91829-6 / 978-0-670-91829-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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February 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Penguin
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