“This intense portrait of a gorgeous, once-powerful civilization stands in stark relief to the modern society Lalami skillfully depicts with gritty realism. . .impressive: This could well be the preamble to an important body of work.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Videos

Laila’s appearance on Authors@Google:

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Laila Reading from Secret Son: