Out of Egyptby André Aciman, Read by Edoardo Ballerini
A Classic Memoir
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Narrator Edoardo Ballerini immerses listeners in a lost world with André Aciman’s 1996 memoir, Out of Egypt. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss how Ballerini brings this memoir of Aciman’s boyhood to life. The author longs for his home in cosmopolitan Alexandria, Egypt, and Ballerini masterfully portrays the characters, especially his quirky grandmothers, and ensures the other members of his lively Sephardic Jewish family come through vividly. A classic story of a family who lost everything in the fraught years after 1956, when President Nasser expelled English and French nationals and Jews from their homes in Egypt.