‘Out of Egypt’ — not just a dazzling period piece

André Aciman’s Out of Egypt, the extended story of an extended Jewish family in Alexandria in the first half of the 20th century, has recently been published in Britain (Faber & Faber). It’s a dazzling period piece — but a timely and essential read too. My review appeared in The Daily Telegraph on Saturday; you can read it here on Deskbound Traveller.

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