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Some Dream for Fools Paperback – 9 Aug 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (9 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0156032929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0156032926
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,609,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Super-young, super-cool and fast becoming known as one of the hottest literary talents of multicultural Europe, Guene takes us on a tour of the tough suburbs of Paris and Algeria, where having the wrong-colour passport sentences you to a half-life. A funny, intimate and timely book by one of the stars of tomorrow." -- Sunday Telegraph, 50 of the best holiday reads (UK)


NYTBR Editor's Choice

"[C]ompelling... reveals Guene to be a promising addition to the world's literary voices." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"Remarkable . . . a glimpse of life beyond the Paris city limits and into a new, multicultural France . . . Heralded as, alternately, a Gallic version of White Teeth, The Catcher in the Rye and Bridget Jones's Diary . . . ." -- Salon

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What happens to people when a lid is put on their dreams?

Ahleme lives on the outskirts of Paris, trying to make a life out of the dreams she brought with her from Algeria and the reality she faces every day. Her father lost his job after an accident at his construction site. Her mother was lost to a massacre in Algeria. And her brother, Foued, boils with adolescent energy and teeters dangerously close to choosing a life of crime.

As she scopes out the streets of Paris looking for work, Ahleme does battle with the disparities between her dreams and her life, her youth and her responsibilities, the expectations of those back home and the limitations of life in France.

An irrepressible spirit with a sharp eye for the absurd and a sharp pencil for writing it all down, Ahleme brings us the same laugh-out-loud, quick-witted humor that made Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow an international hit.


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