The Last Patriarch by Najat El Hachmi

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Everything clashes in this novel – a father and his daughter, the two cultures of Morocco and Catalonia, as well as the pressures of familial duty against personal desire.  It’s a tale of abuse, growing up, and the difficulties of migration.  Serious topics, but the light tone makes this potentially distressing story palatable.

 

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