Last Night in Brighton (Paperback)

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In this dazzling finale -- both of the Ghorba Ghost Story Series and award-winning author Massoud Hayoun's brief career as a novelist -- Darf Publishers brings you a Jewish Egyptian Wizard of Oz, radiating "crushed velour and luxury" and "sensuality, once more". Sam Saadoun, not to be confused with the gay Jewish Arab protagonist of Building 46 四十六号楼 of the same name, had planned to spend a final night in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn with the last of many lovers. But amid their frolicking through that American immigrant enclave's Post-Soviet attractions, Sam finds himself cast back to the heart of the matter: Alexandria, Egypt in the 1930s. With the biting satire and folly of a Luis Bu uel film and the delicious melancholy of a Beach House ballad, Hayoun offers us a striking last look at the Ghorba Ghost World's longing, love, and lust as well as the political intimacies that have shaped the 21st Century Arab world and North African diaspora. This is a parting glance that is bound to haunt and delight.

About the Author

Massoud Hayoun is an award-winning author and journalist from Los Angeles. In 2019 his debut When We Were Arabs was published by New Press to critical claim. Part-memoir, part political exploration, it retells the story of his grandparents' emigration through Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine and America, uncovering what Arabness meant then and what it means today. It won the Arab American Book Award and was the U.S. National Public Radio book of the year. As a journalist Massoud has reported on international affairs in several languages for Al Jazeera, CNN and Agence France-Presse.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781850773504
ISBN-10: 1850773505
Publisher: Darf Publishers
Publication Date: December 6th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English