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The Illegal

Lawrence Hill

Keita Ali has nothing: no bank account, no papers, no legal identity. A runner, he has fled home-- a brutal dictatorship that produces the world' s fastest marathoners-- to live as an illegal refugee in a wealthy western nation, surviving on winnings from local races. But the government is cracking down on illegal immigrants, so Keita-- who will be executed if he is deported to his homeland-- goes underground. Now, a series of crises call for him to earn quick money: an unscrupulous businessman targets him, a serious health problem erupts, and, most troublingly, officials in Keita' s native country kidnap his sister, threatening to execute her unless he pays a ransom. As Keita struggles to resolve these problems, he discovers a troubling political connection between his native and his adopted country. The Illegal is a rich, riveting novel that weaves a complex moral and psychological web.

Keita Ali has nothing: no bank account, no papers, no legal identity. A runner, he has fled home-- a brutal dictatorship that produces the world' s fastest marathoners-- to live as an illegal refugee in a wealthy western nation, surviving on winnings from local races. But the government is cracking down on illegal immigrants, so Keita-- who will be executed if he is deported to his homeland-- goes underground. Now, a series of crises call for him to earn quick money: an unscrupulous businessman targets him, a serious health problem erupts, and, most troublingly, officials in Keita' s native country kidnap his sister, threatening to execute her unless he pays a ransom. As Keita struggles to resolve these problems, he discovers a troubling political connection between his native and his adopted country. The Illegal is a rich, riveting novel that weaves a complex moral and psychological web.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Keita Ali has nothing: no bank account, no papers, no legal identity. A runner, he has fled home-- a brutal dictatorship that produces the world' s fastest marathoners-- to live as an illegal refugee in a wealthy western nation, surviving on winnings from local races. But the government is cracking down on illegal immigrants, so Keita-- who will be executed if he is deported to his homeland-- goes underground. Now, a series of crises call for him to earn quick money: an unscrupulous businessman targets him, a serious health problem erupts, and, most troublingly, officials in Keita' s native country kidnap his sister, threatening to execute her unless he pays a ransom. As Keita struggles to resolve these problems, he discovers a troubling political connection between his native and his adopted country. The Illegal is a rich, riveting novel that weaves a complex moral and psychological web.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gideon Emery

Length:

12h 20m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:47


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

19:39


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:58


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

23:28


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

45:33


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

13:03


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

13:17


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

14:50


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

26:44


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

31:35


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

14:26


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

01:17:14


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

21:53


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

09:39


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

16:50


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

08:48


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

34:00


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

45:10


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

19:44


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

22:42


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

22:00


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

07:23


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

16:19


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

04:49


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

10:02


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

05:28


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

24:12


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

06:55


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

08:52


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

13:48


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

06:03


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

07:04


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

08:25


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

01:19


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

16:29


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

07:55


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

31:08


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

01:47


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

02:09


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

03:44


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

27:04


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

07:30


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

09:12


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

00:29