A young stowaway, Aziz, jumps into the icy waters of Boston Harbor and swims ashore. He scrabbles to find shelter with fellow immigrants, tries to live right, but quickly learns that the normal rules don't apply to those who have no legal existence. Just as Aziz allows himself to forget the atrocities he fled back home in Algeria and to imagine a brighter future, the FBI starts taking an interest in his circle's activities, and all assumptions - his and ours - dissolve into urgent questions: how are terrorists identified? who watches them? and how do they live in our midst and how do they evade us?
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 22 mm
A mesmerizingly convincing story about our multi-cultural world that was awarded the LA Times First Fiction Prize Adams brings her Pulitzer Prize-winning journalistic insight into the vivid human story behind the issues that are making the news headlines 'Brilliantly, Adams pulls all the different threads together ... A strong and disturbing book.' Annie Proulx 'With its international scope [and] its constant play of literary ambiguity and genre suspense, Harbor feels more contemporary than almost anything else out there ... Convincing and utterly compelling.' Time