In the Country of Others

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Slimani based this fictional story on the life of her grandmother, a French woman who marries a Moroccan and moves wtih him to an isolated farm in his homeland, Slimani presents this unique family in all of its specificity, paradoxes and contradictions. The story is by turns filled with pain and joy, but always with compassionate understanding of the intricacies of living in a "country of others". A compelling narrative, very well written.

Review Date: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021
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