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The Lemon

Mrabet, Mohammed. translated and edited by Paul Bowles

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ISBN 10: 0070737436 / ISBN 13: 9780070737433
Published by Mcgraw Hill Book Company, New York, NY, 1972
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Fine in a fine DJ; Lovely copy. Second collaboration between Mrabet and Bowles. ; Stated First US; Orange cloth; 8vo; DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 16018

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Title: The Lemon

Publisher: Mcgraw Hill Book Company, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition

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This powerful and shocking narrative recounts the adventures of Abdeslam, a precocious twelve-year-old Moroccan boy who runs away from his home in the Rif Mountains to Tangier. There he struggles to retain his childlike innocence and native pride while striving to support himself in the corrupt and decadent international port. He takes up with a longshoreman and soon meets a rogue's gallery of friends, mostly hustlers and down-and-outers. With his characteristic brilliance and streetwise charm, Mrabet develops the novel's ambiguous theme of the necessity of violence to retain one's innocence.

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Text: English (translation)

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