Dreams from the Endz
by Guène, Faïza
Dreams from the Endz is the story of twenty-four Ahlème, who is spirited, sassy and wise but has more problems than she knows how to deal with. Her father, The Boss, is permanently disabled after an accident on a building site, her sixteen-year-old brother, Foued, has been permanently excluded from school and seems intent on joining the drug-dealers who share their estate, while she is left to deal with the guilt trips from their family back in Algeria. But when she returns home – after a ten-year absence – she brokers a kind of truce, both with her homeland and the need to forge a future.