A mesmerizing portrait of a now vanished world. Aciman`s story of Alexandria is the story of his own family, a Jewish family with Italian and Turkish roots that tied its future to Egypt and made its home there for three generations, only to find itself peremptorily expelled by the Government in the early 1960`s. It is the story of a fractious clan of dreamers and con men and the emotional price they would pay for exile, the story of a young boy`s coming of age and his memories of the city he loved in his youth.
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129 x 198 mm