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Out of Egypt by Andre Aciman

Out of Egypt

Andre Aciman

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Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 21 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9780571349715
4 stars out of 5
29 Mar 2019

"a dazzling evocation of a time and a place"

Out of Egypt is the extended story of an extended family, one that made its home in Alexandria in the first half of the 20th century. It’s a dazzling evocation of a time and a place, and all the more so when you consider that the author was only in his mid-teens when the tale he tells was drawing to a close... When I began Out of Egypt, it was the vividness of its social history that struck me. When I finished it, it was the timeliness, maybe even the necessity, of its publication. Tens of thousands of people had taken to the streets in France to protest at a recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks, and in Britain a Labour MP had quit his party over its attitude to Jews.

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