The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit : A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World
A vivid, heartbreaking, and powerful inversion of the American dream, Lucette Lagnado's unforgettable memoir is a sweeping story of family, faith, tradition, tragedy, and triumph set against the stunning backdrop of Cairo, Paris, and New York.
Winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and hailed by the New York Times Book Review as a "brilliant, crushing book" and the New Yorker as a memoir of ruin "told without melodrama by its youngest survivor," The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit recounts the exile of the author's Jewish Egyptian family from Cairo in 1963 and her father's heroic and tragic struggle to survive his "riches to rags" trajectory.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
- 04 Sep 2008
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
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