The whitewashed buildings of old Tangier, the city that the narrator of Street of Thieves is forced to leave. Photo: Corbis

Book review: the characters in Street of Thieves are too thin to support its ambitions

French novelist Mathias Énard has interesting things to say about the current condition of North Africa but his novel doesn't really come to life

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The whitewashed buildings of old Tangier, the city that the narrator of Street of Thieves is forced to leave. Photo: Corbis
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