Some Dream for Fools

Some Dream for Fools

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Houghton
Ahlème, a young woman living on the outskirts of Paris, is trying to make a life out of the dreams she brought with her from Algeria and the reality she faces every day. Her father lost his job after an accident at his construction site. Her mother was lost to a massacre in Algeria. And her brother, Foued, boils with adolescent energy and teeters dangerously close to choosing a life of crime.
As she wanders the streets of Paris looking for work, Ahlème negotiates the disparities between her dreams and her life, her youth and her responsibilities, the expectations of those back home and the limitations of life in France.
With the same laugh-out-loud, razor-sharp humor that made Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrowan international hit, Some Dream for Fools shows Faïza Guène’s evolution as a novelist and reminds us of her extraordinary talent as she explores what happens to people when a lid is put on their dreams.



Baker & Taylor
Struggling with the realities of her unemployed father, her massacre-victim mother, and her reckless adolescent brother, Ahlème, a young Algerian immigrant living on the outskirts of Paris, struggles to hold fast to her dreams in the face of her limitations and responsibilities.

Blackwell North Amer
Ahleme lives on the outskirts of Paris, trying to make a life out of the dreams she brought with her from Algeria and the reality she faces every day. Her father lost his job after an accident at his construction site. Her mother was lost to a massacre in Algeria. And her brother, Foued, boils with adolescent energy and teeters dangerously close to choosing a life of crime.
As she scopes out the streets of Paris looking for work, Ahleme does battle with the disparities between her dreams and her life, her youth and her responsibilities, the expectations of those back home and the limitations of life in France.

Baker
& Taylor

Struggling with the realities of her unemployed father, her massacre-victim mother, and her reckless adolescent brother, AhläAè me, a young Algerian immigrant living on the outskirts of Paris, struggles to hold fast to her dreams in the face of her limitations and responsibilities.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
ISBN: 9780151014200
0151014205
Branch Call Number: F GUE
Characteristics: 156 p. ; 22 cm

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