"A writer who can understand man wherever he is." The New York Times
As a child living in a ghetto, Turambo dreamt of a better future. When his family find a home in the city anything seems possible. But colonial Algeria is no place to be ambitious for those of Arab-Berber ethnicity. Through a succession of menial jobs, the constants for Turambo are rage at the injustice surrounding him, and a reliable left hook. A boxing apprenticeship offers Turambo a choice: to take his chance at sporting greatness or choose a simpler life beside the woman he loves.
"Khadra's prose is gentle and precise." The New Yorker
The Angels Die is a must read for readers of international fiction, whether historical or contemporary.' New York Journal of Books
`A richly textured panorama of French colonial life.' The Spectator
`The book is beautiful, and as always Yasmina Khadra's writing is fascinating.' Maria Grazia Beltrami, NetGalley Reviewer
`Loved it! Yasmina Khadra is a genius. If you don't appreciate good literature, don't read this!' Henry Lume, NetGalley Reviewer