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The Resource The last watchman of Old Cairo : a novel, Michael David Lukas

The last watchman of Old Cairo : a novel, Michael David Lukas

Label
The last watchman of Old Cairo : a novel
Title
The last watchman of Old Cairo
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael David Lukas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Joseph, a literature student at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family"--Amazon.com
  • "A spellbinding journey from California to Cairo to unravel centuries-old family secrets. Joseph, a literature student at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family. For generations, the men of the al-Raqb family have served as watchmen of the storied Ibn Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo, built at the site where the infant Moses was taken from the Nile. Joseph learns of his ancestor Ali, a Muslim orphan who nearly a thousand years earlier was entrusted as the first watchman of the synagogue and became enchanted by its legendary--perhaps magical--Ezra Scroll. The story of Joseph's family is entwined with that of the British twin sisters Agnes and Margaret, who in 1897 depart their hallowed Cambridge halls on a mission to rescue sacred texts that have begun to disappear from the synagogue. The Last Watchman of Old Cairo is a moving page-turner of a novel from acclaimed storyteller Michael David Lukas. This tightly woven multigenerational tale illuminates the tensions that have torn communities apart and the unlikely forces--potent magic, forbidden love--that boldly attempt to bridge that divide."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.U383
LC item number
L37 2018
Literary form
fiction
Label
The last watchman of Old Cairo : a novel, Michael David Lukas
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780399181160
Lccn
2017007153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1673592
  • (OCoLC)985966693
  • 1641635
  • (OCoLC)ocn985966693
  • 1641635
  • 1673592
  • 1673592
Label
The last watchman of Old Cairo : a novel, Michael David Lukas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780399181160
Lccn
2017007153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1673592
  • (OCoLC)985966693
  • 1641635
  • (OCoLC)ocn985966693
  • 1641635
  • 1673592
  • 1673592

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