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André Aciman

The classic novel by Lawrence Durrell, now in the Faber Modern Classics series with a new foreword by novelist Victoria Hislop.

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In the first book of Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, the story of the mysterious and charismatic Justine is told by her lover, an impoverished Irish teacher who has sought refuge across the Mediterranean in Greece. It is a love story, but the real heroine of the book is its setting: the city of Alexandria, with a sky of ‘hot nude pearl’ and a thousand streets below, crowded, sensual and exotic; a complex and heady mix of elegance and poverty.

Critic Reviews

One has no hesitation in acclaiming this as a great novel.

Critic Reviews

Demands comparison with the very best books of our century . . . A truly important writer . . . His people, his places are masterly.

New York Times Book Review

André Aciman is the New York Times bestselling author of Call Me By Your Name, Out of Egypt, Eight White Nights, False Papers, Alibis, and Harvard Square, Enigma Variations, Find Me, and the essay collection Homo Irrealis. He’s the editor of The Proust Project and teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He…

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