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Author Varon, Jodi, 1953-

Title Drawing to an inside straight [electronic resource] : the legacy of an absent father / Jodi Varon.

Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 175 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-175).
Contents Bennie--Benji--Benjamin -- The tongue's delight -- When quizzac was cherry -- Rubes in New York -- In the vale -- The second ace -- Levitation -- Paella and yellow cabs -- Ben-anna split -- Spinoza's trade -- I'd give my life for a drink of raki -- Doppelgangers, daughters -- In amsterdam -- Along the route of the caliphate -- The man in the porkpie hat.
Summary "Varon interweaves recollections of growing up in Vietnam-era Denver with stories of her gambler father, son of Sephardic Jewish immigrants, and offers an introduction to Sephardic culture contrasted with Ashkenazic culture, examines the forging of identity within the potentially destructive American "melting pot," and challenges stereotypes of the American West"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Varon, Jodi, 1953- -- Family.
Varon, Jodi, 1953- -- Childhood and youth.
Jews -- Colorado -- Denver -- Social life and customs.
Sephardim -- Colorado -- Social life and customs.
Ashkenazim -- Colorado -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
Other Form: 9780826216465
ISBN 9780826265395 (e-book) 9780826216465

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