Laila Lalami and Algonquin Books is re-releasing her debut novel, “Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits” in paperback form next week on April 14, 2020 to correspond with the release of her newest book, “Conditional Citizens.”
Pre-order a copy of “Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits” on Amazon here.
The novel is a story of four Moroccans looking to make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea via the Strait of Gibraltar into Spain in search of a job and a better future. The story tells of four desperate people filled with hope to “make it” across and then to make a new life. The novel is split into two parts, the first part delves into the reasons they want to flee Morocco and the second part is their life after their fateful decision.
I just finished reading it and really enjoyed it. “Poems for Warriors” is part of the book’s blog tour starting soon, and I will be posting my review of the book here.