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Picture in the sand  Cover Image Book Book

Picture in the sand / Peter Blauner.

Blauner, Peter, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250851017
  • ISBN: 1250851017
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2023.

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Summary, etc.:
""On rare occasions I read a book that reminds me of why I fell in love with storytelling in the first place. This is such a book." -Stephen King Peter Blauner's epic Picture in the Sand is a sweeping intergenerational saga told through a grandfather's passionate letters to his grandson, passing on the story of his political rebellion in 1950s Egypt in order to save his grandson's life in a post-9/11 world. When Alex Hassan gets accepted to an Ivy League university, his middle-class Egyptian-American family is filled with pride and excitement. But that joy turns to shock when they discover that he's run off to the Middle East to join a holy war instead. When he refuses to communicate with everyone else, his loving grandfather Ali emails him one last plea.If Alex will stay in touch, his grandfather will share with Alex - and only Alex - a manuscript containing the secret story of his own life that he's kept hidden from his family, until now. It's the tale of his romantic and heartbreaking past rooted in Hollywood and the post-revolutionary Egypt of the 1950s, when young Ali was a movie fanatic who attained a dream job working for the legendary director Cecil B. DeMille on the set of his epic film, The Ten Commandments. But Ali's vision of a golden futureas an American movie mogul gets upended when he is unwittingly caught up in a web of politics, espionage, and real-life events that change the course of history. It's a narrative he's told no one for more than a half-century. But now he's forced to unearth the past to save a young man who's about to make the same tragic mistakes he made so long ago"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Motion pictures > Production and direction > Egypt > Fiction.
Terrorism > Fiction.
Egypt > History > 1952-1970 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.

Available copies

  • 0 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Stone County.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stone County-Crane F BLA (Text) 31358000559737 Adult Fiction Checked out 02/11/2023


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