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Western Lit: National Book Awards Fiction Finalist ‘The Other Americans’ Centers on a Racism-Tinted Incident in the High Desert

In her brilliant fourth novel, The Other Americans, Moroccan-American writer Laila Lalami paints an unsparing portrait of the American West, deliberately rejecting the familiar frontier stories of redemptive violence or restorative wilderness. Instead, Lalami’s West is a place where outcasts and immigrants struggle to co-exist in a desert that sprawls between a national park and […]