Some Dream for Fools

Some Dream for Fools

ISBN: 0151014205

ISBN 13: 9780151014200

Publication Date: July 15, 2009

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pages: 176

Format: Hardcover

Authors: Faïza Guène, Jennifer L. Johnson, Jenna Johnson

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Ahlème, a young woman living on the outskirts of Paris, is 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 wanders the streets of Paris looking for work, Ahlème negotiates 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.
 
With the same laugh-out-loud, razor-sharp humor that made Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow an international hit, Some Dream for Fools shows Faïza Guène’s evolution as a novelist and reminds us of her extraordinary talent as she explores what happens to people when a lid is put on their dreams.

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