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

Andr√© 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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