“This English edition of an acclaimed French novel allows readers an opportunity to understand the complex relationship between past and present, metropole and colony, immigrant and citizen, that lies at the heart of this intimate look into history and violence between France and Algeria.
"...Mildred Mortimer's masterful translation is a pleasure to read." —Anne Donadey, author of Recasting Postcolonialism”
“This novel raises profound and timely questions about the nature of democracy, Muslim-Western relations, memory, history, and forgetting. Mildred Mortimer's masterful translation is a pleasure to read.”
— Anne Donadey, author of Recasting Postcolonialism