The illegal : a novel / Lawrence Hill.

When Keita, a boy on the island of Zantoroland is targeted for his father's outspoken political views and discovers he must run for his family's survival. He escapes into Freedom State--a wealthy island nation that has elected a government bent on deporting the refugees living within its borders in...

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Main Author: Hill, Lawrence, 1957-
Published: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2015.
Edition: First edition.
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Summary: When Keita, a boy on the island of Zantoroland is targeted for his father's outspoken political views and discovers he must run for his family's survival. He escapes into Freedom State--a wealthy island nation that has elected a government bent on deporting the refugees living within its borders in the community of AfricTown. Keita can stay safe only if he keeps moving and eludes the officials who would deport him to his own country, where he would face almost certain death. As Keita surfaces from time to time to earn cash prizes by running local road races, he has to assess whether the people he meets are friends or enemies. Keita's very existence in Freedom State is illegal. As he trains in secret, eluding capture, the stakes keep getting higher. Soon, he is running not only for his life, but for his sisters life, too.
Physical Description: 392 pages : map ; 24 cm
Language: English
Awards: Canada Reads Finalist 2016
Canada Reads Winner 2016
ISBN: 9780393070590 (hardcover)
039307059X (hardcover)
9781554683833
1554683831
9781554683840 (pbk.)
9781443453134 (pbk.)