Just Like Tomorrow

by Faïza Guène | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTaryawing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, October 19, 2015
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Fifteen-year-old Doria isn't in a good place. Or to be precise: she's in the sadly misnamed Paradise Estate on the outskirts of Paris. Her father has gone off back Morocco to find a wife who can give him a boy, and her illiterate, non French-speaking mother is having to fend for herself with a cleaning job in a grim motel. What's more, her favourite soap star has turned out to be gay and it looks like the only school that is going to accept Doria is the one for future hairdressers.

Still, it could be worse: Doria could be like Samra, the girl in the flat above, whose father doesn't let her out, or Youssef who has been banged up for a year for dealing in drugs and stolen cars. At least Hamoudi - twenty-eight and the coolest guy on the estate - is her friend. And at least she gets a free weekly session with psychologist Mrs Burland, who is about the only person who listens, even if she doesn't quite understand...

In this fabulous first novel, Faïza Guène has created an unforgettable voice. Doria is both clued up and innocent, acutely aware of what's in store for her and powerless to change it. She is funny, clever and tragically trapped. But in the end, her dogged determination not to be down-trodden and humiliated wins through and it looks like things can only get better.

First published in French in 2004 under the title Kiffe kiffe demain
Translated from French by Sarah Adams

Chatto & Windus 2007

Journal Entry 2 by wingTaryawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Reserved for Annimanni as a wishlist tag.

Journal Entry 3 by wingTaryawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 24, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (11/26/2017 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland


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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, November 26, 2017
Thank you for this wishlist book!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
A delightful – and at the same time quite sad – coming-of-age story of sorts that provides a glimpse into a life I know next to nothing about. At first, I wasn't sure about the narrator Doria's style and voice, but she grew on me. As I don't know French (yet!), I can't say whether the translation really was excellent, but it felt that way to me. Definitely recommended reading!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Café L’Éphémère in -Paris 14e, Ile-de-France France on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Released 10 mos ago (7/24/2018 UTC) at Café L’Éphémère in -Paris 14e, Ile-de-France France


I left the book in the newspaper locker. Enjoy!

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