Wasteland

Book 3

Author: Anna Jaquiery

A Roma boy is killed on a housing estate, in a suburb outside Paris. Shortly afterwards, a young man of Algerian origin is killed. Amid rising social unrest on the estate, Morel is brought in to investigate. A key character in the novel is Aisha, the sister of the deceased Algerian youth. Through Aisha's eyes and Morel's investigation, the reader is drawn into the varied lives of those surviving and enduring in the towering blocks of France's 'banlieues'.

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