Alexandrian Summer

Alexandrian Summer

Yitzhak Gormezano Goren

Fiction / Historical / Historical Fiction

"A powerful novel of tensions–sexual, familial, religious, and political–and an affecting but unsparing portrait of the petit bourgeois world of Egyptian Jews standing obliviously on the edge of a precipice. Alexandria-–sensual and enchanting-–shimmers in these pages." —Dalia Sofer, author of The Septembers of Shiraz"A fine work of art . . . riveting from the first page to the last."—Zo Haderekh"A reason to rejoice. . . . You can't help but keep on smiling with great pleasure."—Maariv"A profound literary experience."—AhshavAlexandrian Summer is the story of two Jewish families living their frenzied last days in the doomed cosmopolitan social whirl of Alexandria just before fleeing Egypt for Israel in 1951. The conventions of the Egyptian upper-middle class are laid bare in this dazzling novel, which exposes startling sexual hypocrisies and portrays a now vanished...
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