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Author Varon, Jodi, 1953-

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

Publication Info. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (175 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Varon, Jodi, 1953- -- Family.
Varon, Jodi, 1953- -- Childhood and youth.
Varon, Jodi, 1953-
Jews -- Colorado -- Denver -- Social life and customs.
Sephardim -- Colorado -- Social life and customs.
Ashkenazim -- Colorado -- Social life and customs.
HISTORY -- State & Local.
Other Form: Print version: Varon, Jodi, 1953- Drawing to an inside straight. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2006 (DLC) 2005036573
ISBN 9780826265395 (electronic bk.)
0826265391 (electronic bk.)
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