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Author Alaoui, Meryem, author.

Title Straight from the horse's mouth [electronic resource] : a novel / Meryem Alaoui ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, 2020.


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Note "Originally published in French as La vérité sort de la bouche du cheval in 2018 by Éditions Gallimard, Paris."
Electronic book.
Summary "This hilarious, colorful portrait of a prostitute navigating life in modern Morocco introduces a promising new literary voice. Jmiaa, a prostitute in Casablanca, lives alone with her daughter. A woman of strong character and quick wit, she doesn't hold back when describing the world around her: her lover Chaïba, a crude, wordless brute, or Halima, her depressed fellow prostitute who reads the Qur'an between clients, or Mouy, her mother with implacable moral standards who seems completely ignorant of her daughter's work. Then along comes a young woman, Chadlia--dubbed "Horse Mouth" by Jmiaa--who wants to make her first film about the life of this Casa neighborhood. She's looking for an actress... In this breakout debut novel, Meryem Alaoui gives us a vibrant picture of daily life in a working-class Morocco where everyone copes with difficulties through vitality and resourcefulness"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Other Press 2020 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Prostitutes -- Morocco -- Casablanca -- Fiction.
Casablanca (Morocco) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Ramadan, Emma, translator.
Added Title Vérité sort de la bouche du cheval. English
Other Form: Online version: Alaoui, Meryem, Straight from the horse's mouth New York : Other Press, 2020. 9781892746788 (DLC) 2020001341
ISBN 9781892746788 (electronic bk.)

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