New York: Vintage, 2004. Second edition. Paperback. 289pp. Octavo. Pictoral covers with title in yellow on spine. as New. Item #14760
A tremendously acclaimed and exquisitely realized novel of literary suspense, Harbor recounts the adventures of Aziz Arkoun who, at twenty-four, makes his way to America via the hold of an Algerian tanker. Though Aziz soon finds himself a community of fellow Algerians, their means of survival in this strange land begin to remind him of the dangerous world he was desperate to escape.
Moving from East Boston and Brooklyn to Montreal and a North African army camp, Harbor takes us inside the ambiguities of Aziz and his friends' past and present lives. When Aziz discovers that they are under surveillance, all assumptions, his and ours, dissolve in urgent, mesmerizing complexity.