Award-winning author Yasmina Khadra gives us a stunning panorama of life in Algeria between the two world wars, in this dramatic story of one man’s rise from abject poverty to a life of wealth and adulation.
Even as a child living hand-to-mouth in a ghetto, Turambo dreamt of a better future. So when his family find a decent home in the city of Oran anything seems possible. But colonial Algeria is no place to be ambitious for those of Arab-Berber ethnicity. Through a succession of menial jobs, the constants for Turambo are his rage at the injustice surrounding him, and a reliable left hook. This last opens the door to a boxing apprenticeship, which will ultimately offer Turambo a choice: to take his chance at sporting greatness or choose a simpler life beside the woman he loves.
Yasmina Khadra is the author of more than 20 novels, including The Swallows of Kabul and The Attack, both shortlisted for the IMPAC literary award. Khadra's work has been published in 45 countries. He has twice been honoured by the Academie francaise.
• Emotional drama set in colonial Algeria
• Bestselling author – sales of 3 million in 42 countries
• Having lived through the Algerian civil war, Khadra gives an inside view on global conflict, religious intolerance and prejudice
'World-class' – Rosie Goldsmith, The Independent
'A skilled storyteller working at the height of his powers.' – Times Literary Supplement
Author: KHADRA, YASMINA
Publication date: 01/10/2016
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm
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