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The Resource In the country of others, Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

In the country of others, Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

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In the country of others
Title
In the country of others
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Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In her first new novel since The Perfect Nanny launched her onto the world stage and won her acclaim for her "devastatingly perceptive character studies" (The New York Times Book Review), Leila Slimani draws on her own family's inspiring story for the first volume in a planned trilogy about race, resilience, and women's empowerment. Mathilde, a spirited young Frenchwoman, falls in love with Amine, a handsome Moroccan soldier in the French army during World War II. After the war, the couple settles in Morocco. While Amine tries to cultivate his family farm's rocky terrain, Mathilde feels her vitality sapped by the isolation, the harsh climate, the lack of money, and the mistrust she inspires as a foreigner. Left increasingly alone to raise her two children in a world whose rules she does not understand, and with her daughter taunted at school by rich French girls for her secondhand clothes and unruly hair, Mathilde goes from being reduced to a farmer's wife to defying the country's chauvinism and repressive social codes by offering medical services to the rural population. As tensions mount between the Moroccans and the French colonists, Amine finds himself caught in the crossfire: in solidarity with his Moroccan workers yet also a landowner, despised by the French yet married to a Frenchwoman, and proud of his wife's resolve but ashamed by her refusal to be subjugated. All of them live in the country of others--especially the women, forced to live in the land of men--and with this novel, Leila Slimani issues the first salvo in their emancipation"--
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1981-
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Slimani, Leïla
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2719.L56
LC item number
P3913 2021
Literary form
novels
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1970-
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Taylor, Sam
Series statement
War, war, war
Series volume
Volume one
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  • Slimani, Leïla
  • Women immigrants
  • Meknès (Morocco : Province)
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
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In the country of others, Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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Originally published in French as Le pays des autres by Éditions Gallimard, Paris
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1236897783
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780143135975
Lccn
2021006123
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1236897783
Label
In the country of others, Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Publication
Note
Originally published in French as Le pays des autres by Éditions Gallimard, Paris
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1236897783
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780143135975
Lccn
2021006123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1236897783

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