The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

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作者: (路思特·莱格娜多)
出版社: HarperCollins US
2008-07
ISBN: 9780060822187
定价: 140.00
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 368页
正文语种: 英语
丛书: P.S.
  • LucetteLagnado'sfather,Leon,isasuccessfulEgyptianbusinessmanandboulevardierwho,dressedinhissignaturewhitesharkskinsuit,makesdealsandtradesatShepherd'sHotelandatthedarkbaroftheNileHilton.AfterthefallofKingFaroukandtheriseoftheNasserdictatorship,Leonloseseverythingandhisfamilyisforcedtoflee,abandoningalifeoncemarkedbybeautyandluxurytoplungeintohardshipandpoverty,astheytakeflightforanycountrythatwouldhavethem.

    Avivid,heartbreaking,andpowerfulinversionoftheAmericandream,LucetteLagnado'sunforgettablememoirisasweepingstoryoffamily,faith,tradition,tragedy,andtriumphsetagainstthestunningbackdropofCairo,Paris,andNewYork.

    WinneroftheSamiRohrPrizeforJewishLiteratureandhailedbytheNewYorkTimesBookReviewasa"brilliant,crushingbook"andtheNewYorkerasamemoirofruin"toldwithoutmelodramabyitsyoungestsurvivor,"TheManintheWhiteSharkskinSuitrecountstheexileoftheauthor'sJewishEgyptianfamilyfromCairoin1963andherfather'sheroicandtragicstruggletosurvivehis"richestorags"trajectory. LucetteLagnadoisthecoauthorofChildrenoftheFlames:Dr.JosefMengeleandtheUntoldStoryoftheTwinsofAuschwitz.SheisaseniorspecialwriterandinvestigativereporterfortheWallStreetJournal.Sheresideswithherhusband,DouglasFeiden,inSagHarborandNewYorkCity.
  • 内容简介:
    LucetteLagnado'sfather,Leon,isasuccessfulEgyptianbusinessmanandboulevardierwho,dressedinhissignaturewhitesharkskinsuit,makesdealsandtradesatShepherd'sHotelandatthedarkbaroftheNileHilton.AfterthefallofKingFaroukandtheriseoftheNasserdictatorship,Leonloseseverythingandhisfamilyisforcedtoflee,abandoningalifeoncemarkedbybeautyandluxurytoplungeintohardshipandpoverty,astheytakeflightforanycountrythatwouldhavethem.

    Avivid,heartbreaking,andpowerfulinversionoftheAmericandream,LucetteLagnado'sunforgettablememoirisasweepingstoryoffamily,faith,tradition,tragedy,andtriumphsetagainstthestunningbackdropofCairo,Paris,andNewYork.

    WinneroftheSamiRohrPrizeforJewishLiteratureandhailedbytheNewYorkTimesBookReviewasa"brilliant,crushingbook"andtheNewYorkerasamemoirofruin"toldwithoutmelodramabyitsyoungestsurvivor,"TheManintheWhiteSharkskinSuitrecountstheexileoftheauthor'sJewishEgyptianfamilyfromCairoin1963andherfather'sheroicandtragicstruggletosurvivehis"richestorags"trajectory.
  • 作者简介:
    LucetteLagnadoisthecoauthorofChildrenoftheFlames:Dr.JosefMengeleandtheUntoldStoryoftheTwinsofAuschwitz.SheisaseniorspecialwriterandinvestigativereporterfortheWallStreetJournal.Sheresideswithherhusband,DouglasFeiden,inSagHarborandNewYorkCity.
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