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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

Autor: Lagnado, Lucette

Editorial: Ecco

Formato:Tapa Dura
Precio de Lista:$25.95
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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit : In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Gamal Abdel Nasser's rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business on the elegant terrace of Shepheard's Hotel, and later, in the cozy, dark bar of the Nile Hilton, dressed in his signature white sharkskin suit. But with the fall of King Farouk and Nasser's nationalization of Egyptian industry, Leon and his family lose everything. As streets are renamed, neighborhoods of their fellow Jews disbanded, and the city purged of all foreign influence, the Lagnados, too, must make their escape. With all of their belongings packed into twenty-six suitcases, their jewels and gold coins hidden in sealed tins of marmalade, Leon and his family depart 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 juxta-posed against the beauty and comforts of the lives they left behind.


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ISBN 13:9780060822125
ISBN 10:0060822120
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:340
Tamaño:9.34" l x 6.44" w x 1.22" h
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