Home in a Hun­dred Places

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September 1, 2020

Raised in a Sephardic fam­i­ly in Egypt dur­ing the height of a grow­ing resis­tance against Jews, Ray­mond Blan­co maneu­vers his way through child­hood and into young adult­hood with the guid­ance of his old­er cousin, Albert. When the two of them find them­selves as key mem­bers of a Cairo-based Jew­ish spy ring, they must both make quick deci­sions that will ulti­mate­ly deter­mine the course of their lives.

In the midst of split-sec­ond choic­es, Ray­mond los­es con­tact with his cousin but spends the rest of his life try­ing to find him again. Unable to stay in Egypt, Ray­mond finds his way to New York City, where his life is marked with suc­cess, inter­na­tion­al trav­els, and pros­per­i­ty. Although he builds a sol­id foun­da­tion in his new­ly adopt­ed home, he can’t help but feel the unmis­tak­able void left from his cous­in’s disappearance.

Home in a Hun­dred Places por­trays dynam­ic rela­tion­ships root­ed in adven­ture and loy­al­ty but stained by years of dis­con­nect. Over the course of near­ly a cen­tu­ry, Ray­mond’s life is led by deep-seat­ed famil­ial tra­di­tions, uncon­di­tion­al love, and unan­swered ques­tions. As Ray­mond’s life pro­gress­es, the onset of Alzheimer’s dis­ease slow­ly eras­es his mem­o­ries. Ray­mond strug­gles to hold onto a life­time’s worth of expe­ri­ences and is scared that he will one day for­get Albert before ever find­ing him again.

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