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I wish this book was more organized. I found it hard to follow even though it is not long and does not contain so many characters. But it was a beautiful read about a fascinating culture and the history of several generations of a community and its exile.
I read this many years ago, and somehow did not get into it. I am so glad I re-read it again. Sabato is just a masterful storyteller, and he skillfully conveys both the human frailties of his characters, as well as their deep and true belief and religiosity. The tales in this book are a triptych that weave together. The second story, in particular, moved me to tears. Much food for thought here!
A wonderful couple of stories about life in Aleppo for Syrian Jews - family descriptions are poetic and the authors love of his family and history shine out in every detail.
Wonderful stories- well, of course, with R Sabato as a guide into the world of Alleppo and its people, what can be wrong?