Themes of alienation, class, rejection, and nostalgia run deep in this semi-autobiographical novel. A transplanted Egyptian Jew accompanies his son to Cambridge and reminisces about his own time at Harvard and the unlikely friendship he formed with a bombastic Muslim émigré from Tunisia during the summer of 1977. The two men were opposites in every imaginable way, yet they developed a brief, meaningful bond. Well suited to the young protagonist, Sanjiv Jhaveri's voice is less convincing as the middle-aged protagonist. Jhaveri develops a strong portrayal of the outgoing Tunisian as he opines on everyone and everything. The author's keen observations fuse with Jhaveri's flowing voice for a touching look at the mixed emotions many newcomers experience in America. M.L.R. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2013]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1733-2 $29.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1734-9 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4805-1736-3 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1737-0 $69.97 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4805-1735-6 $39.97 One MP3-CDs
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