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The Death of Murat Idrissi (Hardback)
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The Death of Murat Idrissi (Hardback)

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Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 10/01/2019
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Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019

Two venturesome women on a journey through the land of their fathers and mothers. A wrong turn. A bad decision.

They had no idea, when they arrived in Morocco, that their usual freedoms as young European women would not be available. So, when the spry Saleh presents himself as their guide and saviour, they embrace his offer. He extracts them from a tight space, only to lead them inexorably into an even tighter one: and from this far darker space there is no exit.

Their tale of confinement and escape is as old as the landscapes and cultures so vividly depicted in this story of where Europe and Africa come closest to meeting, even if they never quite touch.

Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781911344889
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm


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'The gifted Dutch writer Tommy Wieringa is a bold, intelligent stylist, unafraid of exposing the ugliness of society juxtaposed with the vagaries of human nature. [A] taut, intense contemporary thriller of multiple exploitations ... The full mercilessness of the migrant dilemma is confronted here to devastating effect.' - Eileen Battersby, The Observer

'It has the grip of a nightmare that is all too plausible.' - David Mills, The Sunday Times

'A savagely effective little novel ... A nasty masterpiece of narrative tension; it's brutally spare.' - Anthony Cummins, The Evening Standard

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“The Death of Murat Idrissi”

Thouraya and Ilham are young women who belong to two worlds, although they fear that in reality they truly belong to neither. Born in Holland to Moroccan immigrant parents, the girls are modern Europeans. Like many... More

Hardback edition
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“A tragic story”

A short, sad and sometimes beautiful read. Wieringa does a marvellous job of setting the stage, putting his characters in a very specific time and place in the grand scheme of history.

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