Dirty Feet

Dirty Feet


A finalist for France’s prestigious Prix Goncourt, soiled toes is a amazing, inventive,and darkly compelling novel that tells the tale of a man’s look for the mysterious, nomadic father who deserted him years earlier.

As a small baby, Askia was once compelled, with his kin, to wander the African desolate tract as though less than a curse. First pushed from their domestic by means of drought and starvation, they have been then saved from the villages they gone through through the terror and suspicion of others, who didn't want to work out their "dirty ft" remain for too long.

Years later, it sort of feels Askia is destined to relive his family’s curse evening after evening as he roams the streets of Paris in his taxi. One night, he selections up Olia, a tender girl who claims to acknowledge his face, telling him that his good points are just like these of a guy she photographed years in the past. Had it been his father, the enigmatic Sidi Ben Sylla Mohammed? the daddy who migrated north lengthy earlier than he did; the daddy he has so usually dreamt approximately; the daddy whom he aches to meet?

With Olia’s aid, Askia units out to retrace Sidi’s steps. yet prior to he can embark in this new trip, he needs to first confront his violent prior. A brutal, indelibly strong examine the harrowing, usually violent lives of these who are
condemned to wander.

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