This is the story of Youssef El Mekki, who lives in the slums of Casablanca with his single mother. She has kept many secrets from him, but he's about to enter college and join a fringe Islamic group and he's curious and determined to find out the truth about his family. His mother has always maintained that his father died in an accident, but Youssef finds out he's alive, and is intent on meeting him. Will his father accept him? Does he have siblings? Will he prefer his father's lifestyle over that of his mother? All these questions and more are answered as Youssef comes of age amidst the turmoil of change occurring in Morocco. Check catalog for availability.