The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit
by Lucette Lagnado
Lucette Lagnado was seven years old when her family—father, mother, two older brothers, and an older sister—immigrated, via Paris, from Cairo to New York in the winter of 1963-64. Generally speaking, this is not an age from which immigrant children retain strong memories of their first homes, let alone nostalgia or longing for them. And it is certainly not an age from which they are expected to do so in America, whose new world, Americans have always believed, offers every reason to forget the old one as quickly as possible.
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