Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Cairo Stories:
“A beautiful portrait of life in Egypt. I strongly recommend it.”—Alaa al Aswany, author of The Yacoubian Building
Claire and Gabrielle Sahli are sisters growing up in 1920s Cairo. Of Syrian descent, they occupy a precarious position in Egypt's increasingly nationalist wealthy classes. While others like them leave, the Sahlis cling on to their homes and livelihoods as Cairo is rocked by violent anti-British demonstrations and government crackdowns.
Anne-Marie Drosso is of Syrian/Italian descent and was born in Cairo in 1951. This is her first full-length novel. She lives in Monterey, California.
Brings to vivid life the bittersweet relationship of two intelligent, complex women forced to adapt to the unexpected.
About the Author
Anne-Marie Drosso was born in Cairo in 1951. She left Egypt in her twenties for Canada, where she studied and taught; she has most recently lived in London. Her collection, Cairo Stories, was published by Telegram in 2007. She now lives in Monterey, California. This is her first novel.