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Les Yeux Baissés (With Downcast Eyes) is the story of a young woman who feels trapped between her dual Moroccan and French identities. The protagonist grows up in Morocco and her father leaves to work in a country she calls "lafrance". As an adolescent, she moves with her family from a small Moroccan village to France where she excels at school, eventually becoming a writer. After living in France for twenty years, she returns to her village in Morocco and finds herself marked as an outsider. She is haunted by a century-old tale of hidden treasure in her Moroccan village that will reputedly save her Berber community. She struggles to come to terms with the treasure, questioning if it is even real, as she ultimately realizes that it is the quest that is more rewarding than the physical "treasure". La jeune fille, porteuse du secret, doit concilier son double héritage entre ses deux identités. Il s'agit de la quête du trésor dont la narratrice était nommée par le destin pour guider la tribu vers le lieu secret où il serait caché par un ancêtre depuis un siècle. En fait, le roman est si poignante et tendre. Les Yeux Baissés is a complex and beautifully written novel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.