“A bracing and beautiful little novel...All this is about far more than crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits" is about the downside of globalization and what happens to those who live far down the human food chain. They lose not only their jobs but also their customs, relatives, families, friends. And that's when they get just a little bit mad. But this little novel is not worker-lit. It does no more than tell the stories of four engaging people we wouldn't otherwise know. The author accomplishes it with supreme grace and style.”
—Carolyn See, The Washington Post

Book Reviews

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  • On Kamel Daoud for the New York Times
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  • On Hooman Majd for the New York Times
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