The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (Compact Disc)

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By Joyce Bean (Read by), Lucette Lagnado
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"Poignant . . . deeply personal . . . an indelible history of the largely forgotten Jews of Egypt . . . "--Miami Herald

In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years before Gamal Abdel Nasser's rise to power. With Nasser's nationalization of Egyptian industry, her father, Leon, a boulevardier who conducted business in his white sharkskin suit, loses everything, and departs with the family for any land that will take them. The poverty and hardships they encounter in their flight from Cairo to Paris to New York are strikingly juxtaposed against the beauty and comforts of the lives they left behind.

An inversion of the American dream set against the stunning portraits of three world cities, Lucette Lagnado's memoir offers a grand and sweeping story of faith, tradition, tragedy, and triumph.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781094157764
ISBN-10: 1094157767
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
Language: English