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Alibis by André Aciman.. This is a delicious pairing with the fiction 'snap: Here, in memoir and essay, Aciman recounts the long yearning and waiting to become an American, and the hard truths of achieving the goal.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A virtuoso in literary criticism, memoir and fiction (Eight White Nights, 2010, etc.), Aciman revisits themes that have obsessed him since his youth growing up in Alexandria, when he and his family were waiting for years for visas to migrate to Europe, then the United States. Anticipation—and all the longing it held—proved the ideal, romantic, satisfying state, rather than the actual delivery."

Kirkus Reviews

"In Aciman’s hands [memory] seems fresh and complex once again."

The Millions

Author bio: André Aciman is the author of Eight White Nights, Call Me by Your Name, Out of Egypt, and False Papers, and is the editor of The Proust Project (all published by FSG). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his wife and family in Manhattan. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Alibis-Essays-Elsewhere-André-Aciman/dp/0374102759/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317994612&sr=8-1

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (208 pp. Anticipatory: Kindle/Audiobooks/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://us.macmillan.com/alibis/AndréAciman

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