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Harvard Square : a novel

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : First editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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An Egyptian-Jewish Harvard graduate student trying to assimilate into American culture in 1977 befriends an impetuous, loud Arab cab driver and must choose between his dream or his friend. This is a tale of the wages of assimilation, a moving story of an immigrant's remembered youth and the nearly forgotten costs and sacrifices of becoming an American. It is the fall of 1977, and amid the lovely, leafy streets of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: André Aciman
ISBN: 9780393088601 039308860X
Numero OCLC: 827848926
Descrizione: 292 pages ; 22 cm
Responsabilità: André Aciman.

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A powerful tale of love, friendship, and becoming American in late '70s Cambridge from the bestselling novelist.  Per saperne di più…

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Andre Aciman has captured the inner life of exile, what it s like to stand in one place and be reminded of another, to long for that other place, even knowing it no longer exits. --Sandee Brawarsky"

 
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