The Illegal

The Illegal

Book - 2015
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A literary thriller that addresses the fate of undocumented refugees who struggle to survive in nations that do not want them. Keita Ali is on the run. He is desperate to flee Zantoroland, a mountainous black island that produces the fastest marathoners in the world. Keita signs on with notorious marathon agent, Anton Hamm, who provides Keita with a chance to run the Boston marathon. But when Keita fails to place among the top finishers, rather than being sent back to his own country, he goes into hiding.
Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781554683833
Branch Call Number: FICTION HIL
Characteristics: 392 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Book Club Selection
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African-Canadian novelist Hill has written a timely literary thriller set in the near future.
Keita Ali was born with the gift of endurance and speed. He accepts a notorious government sports agent’s offer to be groomed for the international marathon circuit.
Keita is desperate to flee the rep... Read More »

All Keita has ever wanted to do is run. Running means respect and wealth at home. His native Zantoroland, a fictionalized country whose tyrants are eerily familiar, turns out the fastest marathoners on Earth. But after his journalist father is killed for his outspoken political views, Keita must ... Read More »

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