A Shimmering Red Fish Swims with Me
Translated by Alexander E. Elinson
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October 1st 2019
In 1980s Casablanca, Farah arrives from her small town life with big dreams: she wants to sing. She meets Outhman, but he longs to leave the city, to seek his fortune elsewhere. They fall in love, but trouble brews on the horizon.
A bitter struggle rages over construction of the monumental Hassan II Mosque—it will destroy their neighborhood but the government insist this is a necessary sacrifice for the good of Morocco. The two young lovers find themselves caught up in events beyond their control, and in a world that seems to work against their happiness at every turn.
A Shimmering Red Fish Swims with Me is a narrative tour de force: one of power plays and petty jealousies, deceit and corruption, written with masterful attention to detail.
“[Fadel’s] books are full of hopeful, human interactions; through these, the reader is able to catch a glimpse of a better world.”—The New Yorker
“[Fadel is] a valued asset of modern Moroccan literature.”—Aujourd’hui Le Maroc
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- October 1st 2019
- $17.95 / £11.99 / LE250
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9789774169373