The Moor's Account

In 1527, the conquistador P nfilo de Narv ez sailed from the port of Sanl car de Barrameda with a crew of six hundred men and nearly a hundred horses His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and, in the process, become as wealthy and famous as Hern

The Sacred Night

The Sacred Night continues the remarkable story Tahar Ben Jelloun began in The Sand Child Mohammed Ahmed, a Moroccan girl raised as a boy in order to circumvent Islamic inheritance laws regarding female children, remains deeply conflicted about her identity In a narrative that shifts in and out of

The Sand Child

In this lyrical, hallucinatory novel set in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun offers an imaginative and radical critique of contemporary Arab social customs and Islamic law The Sand Child tells the story of a Moroccan father s effort to thwart the consequences of Islam s inheritance laws regarding female

Adèle

Ad le appears to have the perfect life She is a successful journalist in Paris who lives in a beautiful apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son But underneath the surface, she is bored and consumed by an insatiable need for sex Driven less by pleasure than compulsion, Ad le organi

L'hôpital

On ne franchit pas impun ment le grand portail de l h pital Dans un institut situ aux confins d une ville, un homme se trouve brutalement plong dans un espace temps ind fini, en marge de la r alit et de la conscience Il d crit la vie quotidienne de ce microcosme o s invente une mythologie de l

The Perfect Nanny

When Myriam, a French Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children They never dreamed they would find Louise a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family s chic apartment