The Illegal

Category: Book
By (author): Hill, Lawrence
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: February 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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This is a book everyone’s been waiting for. His new novel, The Illegal, was inspired by the stories of undocumented refugees and the fear they have of being deported, executed or persecuted. It has been described as elegant and compelling and as we know from The Book of Negroes Hill as a heart for characters. And Lawrence Hill's the Illegal has won The CBC Canada Reads for 2016. Congrats to Lawrence, especially because this is the second time he has won!

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Review Quote*The Illegal is a twisting, intricately woven yarn that spins itself out at an incredible pace.
Review Quote*[The Illegal] explores many charged issues and questions. . . . [It] will, no doubt, remain in readers' minds, and may help deepen our urgent dialogue about race and immigration.
Review Quote*"A superb saga to get lost in. . . . A deeply moving book of great finesse and nuance, impossible to put down."
Review Quote*"The Book of Negroes is a masterpiece, daring and impressive in its geographic, historical and human reach, convincing in its narrative art and detail, necessary for imagining the real beyond the traces left by history."
Review Quote*"[Hill's] detailed research adds flesh to the disparate worlds of Aminata's epic travels. . . . [He] manages to craft an intimate story within a highly political setting as Aminata's resolve to maintain her sense of self carries her through one indignity to the next."