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Some Dream for Fools
Some Dream for Fools | Faza Gune
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Ahleme, 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, Ahleme 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 Tomorrow an international hit, Some Dream for Fools shows Faiza Guene'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.
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The narrator uses humor to offset the grinding, unrelenting uncertainty of living as a resident immigrant in France. The characters feel real . There isn‘t much of a plot. It was engaging for a novel where most of the action takes place off the page.

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Translated from the French, this book is about a family that moved to France from Algeria. Our narrator's life was hard and she was trying to care for a sick dad and a 15-year-old brother who was getting into trouble. Not a lot going on in this novel, but I liked her voice and her attempt at finding love.

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"It's like a poem, the way their family surrounds them with so much love and warmth."

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