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In the Country of Others

(2021)
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'Dazzling.' Emma Stonex
'Exceptional.' Salman Rushdie
'Powerful.' Christine Mangan
'Captivating.'Elle

1944. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves France to join her husband in Morocco.

But life here is unrecognisable to this brave and passionate young woman. Her life is now that of a farmer's wife - with all the sacrifices and vexations that brings. Suffocated by the heat, by her loneliness on the farm and by the mistrust she inspires as a foreigner, Mathilde grows increasingly restless.

As Morocco's struggle for independence intensifies, Mathilde and her husband find themselves caught in the crossfire.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A powerful and compelling family saga—about women and subjugation, otherness and belonging, and the often conflicting loyalty to both family and country—written with a deftness that has come to define Leila Slimani’s writing. It will no doubt resonate in the reader’s mind long after the final sentence is read." - Christine Mangan

"Leila Slimani is a wonderful writer, and this gorgeous novel brings vibrantly to life the vanished world of 1950s Morocco, in a narrative at once richly layered and deceptively simple. I loved it and didn't want it to end." - Claire Messud

"The world of this novel-Morocco after World War II, leading up to the revolt against French colonialism-is beautifully created. Personal life, social life, everyday life spring vividly from the page, and we feel deeply for the family caught in the middle of the conflict of history. An exceptional, powerful novel from this justly celebrated writer." - Salman Rushdie


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Title: The Country of Others
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Title: In the Country of Others: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
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