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New York : Ecco, c2007.
xii, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -340).
Lagnado re-creates the cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Nasser's rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business in his signature white sharkskin suit on the elegant terrace of Shepheard's Hotel, and later, in the cozy, dark bar of the Nile Hilton. But with the fall of King Farouk, Leon and his family lose everything and, as the city is purged of Jews, must make their escape to any land that will take them.