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.
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.