Harbor

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Vintage Books, 2005 - Fiction - 291 pages
2 Reviews
A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book
Entertainment Weekly's #1 Fiction Book of the Year

A tremendously acclaimed and exquisitely realized novel of literary suspense, Harbor recounts the adventures of Aziz Arkoun who, at twenty-four, makes his way to America via the hold of an Algerian tanker and the icy waters of Boston harbor. Aziz soon finds himself a community of fellow Algerians, but their means of survival in this strange land begins to remind him of the dangerous world he was desperate to escape. As the story of Aziz and his friends unfolds, moving from East Boston and Brooklyn to Montreal and a North African army camp, Harbor takes us inside the ambiguities of these men's past and present lives. When Aziz discovers that he and his circle are most likely under surveillance, all assumptions, his and ours, dissolve in urgent, mesmerizing complexity.
 

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User Review  - Gary10 - LibraryThing

The story centers on the activities of several Algerian immigrants and their difficulties. Good demonstration of how terrorism investigations can go astray with devastating consequences. Well written and timely. Read full review

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User Review  - kalafish - LibraryThing

The book focuses on an illegal immigrant from Algeria who becomes a terrorism suspect. The story takes place prior to 9/11 but is written post-9/11. I wasn't that impressed with it. At times it ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Lorraine Adams, a Pulitzer prize-winning writer, was educated at Princeton University and was a graduate fellow at Columbia University, where she received a master’s degree in literature. She lives in New York City and is at work on her second novel.

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