Starred review for Street of Thieves

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls Mathias Enard's Street of Thieves a "a howling elegy for thwarted youth." The book will be published in English this November by Open Letter Books.

"The narrator, a young Moroccan called Lakhdar, spends his time in Tangier ogling girls with his friend Bassam and reading French detective novels... For Lakhdar, there are two Tangiers—the one referenced by expat authors like Paul Bowles, and the one he himself inhabits; the latter is dismissed by Lakhdar as a simple “homophonic mistake.” Énard’s relentless, incisive prose underscores his thesis that “men are dogs” incapable of determining their fate in the face of the political systems that control them." --Publishers Weekly