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John Davidson is a writer based in Austin, Texas. He accompanied his wife to Fez, Morocco last year, where she studied Arabic for seven weeks at a language school in the Ville Nouvelle.
A man follows his grandparents’ trek to Morocco—where the Alaouite Dynasty has ruled since 1666—to search for so-called “sacred music” amid a feedback loop of riots, arrests, and the promise of miracles.
When a crime reporter is told an outlandish account, his first obligation is to establish the facts. But when the story turns out to be a conspiracy, it can knock his sense of duty until it cracks.