“The Death of Murat Idrissi by Tommy Wieringa
A short novel, a novella really, about two women traveling back to Morocco, where their families are from, and they get caught up with smuggling back a person to Europe. Of course, something goes wrong and it details the plight of these ladies.
Not much to say about this one, it’s short, sweet and too the point. It certainly is very topical as it talks about the struggle of immigrants trying to find a better life for themselves and their family in Europe, at any cost. It isn’t a very deep novel. It only scratches the surface of the topic.
It’s too bad this story isn’t from multiple perspectives. We don’t get to hear much at all from the immigrant Murat at all. This novel could’ve also taken another approach and had different immigrants trying to come in to Europe from different countries, for different reasons.
Rating: ★★★ Book #70 in my My 2019 Reading Challenge
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