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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.

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
ISBN: 1-56512-979-2 / 978-1-56512-979-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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

December 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

December 2009 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Secret Son
Author(s): Laila Lalami
Publisher: Penguin
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