About the book: Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is struck by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters to tell their stories and reveal the invisible connections that tie them together—even while they remain deeply divided by race, religion or class.
About the author: Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain, and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. The Other Americans was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book Award in Fiction. She is currently a full professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Her latest book, a work of nonfiction called Conditional Citizens, was published in September 2020.