"I came to the Sahara to be buried."
After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Centre, Jeehan Nathaar leaves her New York life with her sense of identity fractured and her American dream destroyed. She returns to Morocco to make her home with a family that's not her own. Healed by their kindness but caught up in their troubles, Jeehan struggles to move beyond the pain and confusion of September 11th. On this desiccated landscape, thousands of miles from Ground Zero, the Dune sings of death, love, and forgiveness.
Anissa M. Bouziane was born in the US, daughter of a Moroccan father and a French mother. She grew up in Morocco, but returned to the US for college at Wellesley College, and went on to earn an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. The author lives and teaches in Paris. She is at work on her next novel.