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

Available copies

  • 3 of 6 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.

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2 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Castlegar Public Library FIC LUK (Text) 35146002084895 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 02/12/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399181160 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 270 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2018

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Summary, etc.:
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 is 1897 depart their hallowed Cambridge halls on a mission to rescue sacred texts that have begun to disappear from the synagogue.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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