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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. 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 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."--Jacket flap
Summary
A Berkeley literature student from a mixed-faith family receives a mysterious package that draws him into a quest to uncover his ancestors' tangled history as watchmen for Old Cairo's storied Ibn Ezra Synagogue
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Jewish Book Award, 2018.
  • Sophie Brody Medal, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624046
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lukas, Michael David
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Cairo (Egypt)
Target audience
adult
Label
The last watchman of Old Cairo : a novel, Michael David Lukas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017007153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985966693
Label
The last watchman of Old Cairo : a novel, Michael David Lukas
Publication
Copyright
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
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017007153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985966693

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