- 2015 INDIES Winner
- Gold, Multicultural (Adult Fiction)
A Casablanca of myth and metaphor, curses, witches, djinns and demons, but also a present-day Casablanca: a raw, pitiless landscape of crumbling urbanism and rusty ports, bureaucrats and student revolts, and deep human solitude. In the 1981 Casablanca Bread Riots, Maryam Tair’s born to a mother surveilled and detained, with the scent of orange blossoms and a body filled with pain, prophesized to carry three gifts and a curse. Seamlessly interweaves ancient stories with a sprawling family saga.