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Whitefly: A Novel

Whitefly: A Novel
Abdelilah Hamdouchi

Translated by: Jonathan Smolin

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Set in contemporary Tangier, Morocco, Detective Laafrit investigates the case of four corpses washed up on the beach. The victims are presumed illegal immigrants, drowned trying to reach Spain packed in small fishing boats, however Laafrit soon discovers that one of them has been brutally shot. Guns are illegal in Morocco and the mysterious shooting shakes the police force as the hunt for the murder weapon begins in earnest. With the help of his informants, Laafrit's investigation reveals a spiraling conspiracy of international sabotage.

Author Info

One of the first writers of police fiction in Arabic, Abdelilah Hamdouchi is renowned as a prolific and award-winning screenwriter of police thrillers. Born in Meknes, Morocco in 1958 many of his police novels, including the critically acclaimed The Final Bet (2000) address issues of democratic and human rights in Morocco. He lives in Rabat, Morocco.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Hoopoe
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

Paperback
ISBN: 9789774167515
Publication Date: 01 Mar 2016
Number of Pages: 144
Height: 205
Width: 130

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