Out of Egypt: A Memoir

Out of Egypt: A Memoir


This richly coloured memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family members, from its daring arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus 3 generations later. In based and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the excellent eccentrics who formed his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and secret agent; the 2 grandmothers, the Princess and the Saint, who gossip in six languages; Aunt flowers, the German refugee who warns that Jews lose every little thing "at least two times of their lives." and during all of it, we come to understand a boy who, at the same time he longs for a much broader international, doesn't are looking to be led, ceaselessly, out of Egypt.

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