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

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

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Lucette Lagnado's father, Leon, is a successful Egyptian businessman and boulevardier who, dressed in his signature white sharkskin suit, makes deals and trades at Shepherd's Hotel and at the dark bar of the Nile Hilton. After the fall of King Farouk and the rise of the Nasser dictatorship, Leon loses everything and his family is forced to flee, abandoning a life once marked by beauty and luxury to plunge into hardship and poverty, as they take flight for any country that would have them. 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.
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ISBN: 9780060822187

Published Date: July 1, 2008

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 340

Size: 7.97" l x 5.31" w x 1.02" h