The Resource Alexandrian summer

Alexandrian summer

Label
Alexandrian summer
Title
Alexandrian summer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alexandrian 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 polyglot world of horse-racing, seaside promenades, and elegant nightclubs. Hamdi-Ali senior is an old-time patriarch with more than a dash of strong Turkish blood. His handsome elder son, a promising horse jockey, can't afford sexual frustration, as it leads him to overeat and imperil his career, but the woman he lusts after won't let him get beyond undoing a few buttons. Victor, the younger son, takes his pleasure with other boys. But the true heroine of the story-richly evoked in a pungent upstairs/downstairs mix-is the raucous, seductive city of Alexandria itself
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1941-
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Goren, Yitzhak Gormezano
Dewey number
892.436
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Jews
  • Horse racing
Target audience
adult
Label
Alexandrian summer
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12584767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781939931221
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12584767
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12584767
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Alexandrian summer
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12584767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781939931221
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12584767
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12584767
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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