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10 thoughts on “Secret Son

  1. says:

    fast read well written one son’s personal anguish cradled in Morocco’s class struggles and corruption among the ruling class recommended reading

  2. says:

    This book has such an enjoyable writing style; it’s very accessible and the book is a really uick read and a pleasant read despite its tragic subject matter This book had a good mix of the personal and political heavy on the personal which I liked I got a great feel for various parts of Morocco and what it feels like to be an immigrant I admired how while parts of this story are about big issues the significance of the psycholog

  3. says:

    25I don't think as the description of this novel mentioned a journey of searching the meaning of life etc neither I think that the author is experienced enough to write such a topichowever the author has done a good job describing the different lifestyles in Morocco as well as pointing out the corruption and power of social classes thereAn other odd thing was when showing a conversation between 2 the uestions and answers were different it

  4. says:

    Growing up in the Casablanca slumps Youssef is urged by he’s mother to pursue he’s education at college and try to better himselfYoussef soon learns that he’s believed dead father is still alive in fact he’s a wealthy businessmanGiven the choice of abandoning he’s past Youssef has the opportunity to live a wealthy lifesty

  5. says:

    My thoughts• I was not uite sure what to expect when I started reading Secret Son but I was uickly drawn into the story and found myself captivated by the writing and the journey of the sensitive naïve nineteen year old protagonist Youssef• I wondered about the uote included before the start of the story – “The fact that Iam writing to you in Englishalready falsifies what I wanted to tell you” fro

  6. says:

    In this superb short novel Laila Lalami deftly limns the rise and fall of Youssef El Mekki unacknowledged bastard son of prominent businessman disillusioned activist and bon vivant Nabil El Amrani Seemingly sprung from the trap of th

  7. says:

    A little disappointing The main character Youssef grows up without a father He is poor but idle He meets his previously thought dead father who is rich A new world in open to him but this is soon removed and he is back in the poverty

  8. says:

    Disappointing Writing was simplistic dialogue unimaginative plot unbelievable Possibly if you had no exposure to other parts of the

  9. says:

    The novel was a bit fast paced and talked about different “heavy matters” religion politics family and identity issueshierarchy in society and it is influence too much drama for my tasteIt was alright as an audiobook despite my general dislike to infidelity and lies in books😣It wasn’t boring just not my taste and sometimes I was left confusedI wonder how someone who doesn’t know Arabic and french th

  10. says:

    Clash of the classes Not the easiest job ever to weave yourself through these lines It all comes at a price a hefty one usually

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Secret Son

And influential father his own penthouse apartment and all the luxuries associated with his new status His future appears assured until an abrupt reversal of fortune sends him back to the streets and his childhood friends where a fringe Islamic group known simply as the Party has set In this superb short novel Laila Lalami deftly limns the rise and fall of Youssef El Mekki unacknowledged bastard son of prominent businessman disillusioned activist and bon vivant Nabil El Amrani Seemingly sprung from the trap of the Casablanca slums when he learns that his father far from being dead is in fact a Moroccan tycoon Youssef is soon caught in a complex web of familial and political intrigue A mark of this novel s uality is its ability to portray what for many Americans is the mildly exotic culture of Morocco while also convincingly revealing the ways in which both Americans and Moroccans are enmeshed in their own cultural contexts a point illustrated in another fashion by Malcolm Gladwell s recent Outliers While each character acts as though autonomously behind the apparently simple interactions between the characters lies a complex web of human relationships cultural relationships and sometimes sinister motivations which Lalami gradually unveils Lalami s lean style unsparing eye and tight construction mean not a word is wasted in this elegant depiction of the book s all too human characters and its damning indictment of the cruel forces that manipulate them

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Up its headuarters In the spirit of The Inheritance of Loss and The Reluctant Fundamentalist Laila Lalami's powerful first novel explores the struggle for identity the need for family and the desperation that overtakes ordinary lives in a country divided by class politics and religion Disappointing Writing was simplistic dialogue unimaginative plot unbelievable Possibly if you had no exposure to other parts of the world you might learn something But there are so many books that do a much better job of this Brick Lane The Inheritence of Loss for example Disappointed that it was chosen by Seattle Public Library for it s Seattle Reads promotion I only finished it because it was easy reading and my book club chose it because it was part of Seattle Reads Seattle would be better off watching TV The Book of Beginnings religion Disappointing Writing was simplistic dialogue unimaginative plot unbelievable Possibly if you had no exposure to other parts of the world you might learn something But there are so many books that do a much better job of this Brick Lane The Inheritence of Loss for example Disappointed that it was chosen by Seattle Public Library for it s Seattle Reads promotion I only finished it because it was easy The Homelanders (The Homelanders, reading and my book club chose it because it was part of Seattle Reads Seattle would be better off watching TV

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Youssef el Mekki a young man of nineteen is living with his mother in the slums of Casablanca when he discovers that the father he believed to be dead is in fact alive and eager to befriend and support him Leaving his mother behind Youssef assumes a life he could only dream of a famous 25I don t think as the description of this novel mentioned a journey of searching the meaning of life etc neither I think that the author is experienced enough to write such a topichowever the author has done a good job describing the different lifestyles in Morocco as well as pointing out the corruption and power of social classes thereAn other odd thing was when showing a conversation between 2 the uestions and answers were different it suppose to be showing the views and feelings I was wondering about an explanation for this in the reading club but couldn t find any And some Arabic French phrases left untranslatedI think the main point of the novel was to point out how some militant groups were taking advantage of the extreme poverty in the country to recruit young people and how easy to brainwash themI think this story will do a good movie than a good book couldn t find audible adition on goodreads The Homelanders (The Homelanders, reading club but couldn t find any And some Arabic French phrases left untranslatedI think the main point of the novel was to point out how some militant groups were taking advantage of the extreme poverty in the country to Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. recruit young people and how easy to brainwash themI think this story will do a good movie than a good book couldn t find audible adition on goodreads

  • Hardcover
  • 291
  • Secret Son
  • Laila Lalami
  • English
  • 19 September 2019
  • 9781565124943

About the Author: Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco Great Britain and the United States She is the author of the novels Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Secret Son which was on the Orange Prize longlist; and The Moor's Account which won the American Book Award the Arab American Book Award the HurstonWright Legacy Award and was a finalis.