When a young man is given the chance to rewrite his future, he doesn't realize the price he will pay for giving up his past...Casablanca's stinking alleys are the only home that nineteen-year-old Youssef El-Mekki has ever known.
Raised by his mother in a one-room home, he dreams of escape - until, one day, the father he thought dead turns out to be very much alive, and whisks him from the slums into the luxurious life of Casablanca's elite.
But as he leaves the poverty of his childhood behind him, he comes up against a starkly un-glittering reality...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/04/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141042732