Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn

Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn

Lucette Matalon Lagnado

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(2011) In the follow-up to her beloved, bestselling The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, Lagnado tells the story of her mother, Edith, coming of age in a magical old Cairo of dusty alleyways and grand villas. Then Lagnado revisits her own years in America—as a schoolgirl in Brooklyn’s immigrant enclaves, where she dreams of becoming the fearless Mrs. Emma Peel of The Avengers, coming of age in the turbulence of New York City’s 1970s, and, later, as an “avenging” reporter for some of America’s most prestigious newspapers. Not only a searing account of strangers in a strange land, The Arrogant Years is a lasting “meditation on exile and assimilation, feminism and the enduring ties of family.

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