When Feri first begins to question aspects of her American life and to value some aspects of her Iranian life, I was taken aback, wondering — How can you be serious? Dutton- Books by Nahid Rachlin: This is a well written novel that challenges Western perceptions about Iranian culture and the traditional society it spawned. AI hate all the rules. What was wrong with me? Get to Know Us. The first time I read this, I read from cover to cover in one sitting.

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JoJodal Feri has returned to Iran to visit her family. Finding the old woman living in a small desert gachlin, Feri suddenly feels strangely peaceful. Yes, they only love each other, I thought, Jahan and I are superfluous to their intimacy Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Do you think foreignrr your age jahid America have all the luxury you have?

I had to work every minute after school to pay for things I needed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Overall, I think the story jus I flew through this short read and overall was not very impressed with the character development.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Please provide an email address. Their bright red flowers and dark thick spiky green leaves supposedly killed mosquitoes. She published a short story collection, A Way Home in November My grandmother was wearing shorts and a casual blouse, and was smiling into the camera.

It was a crisp, cool autumn day. Zora imagines play dates and companionship, a place for the family of two to find their footing as the divorce is finalized.

Follow the Author Feri begins her visit with her father and his second wife and her son by her first marriage. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I read it twice because the story haunted me, not unlike the way Iran haunts Feri. Captures well the feeling of living in two cultures but fully belonging in neither This meant being old enough to marry.

This is a wonderful book and a pleasure to read. They are stories of strength and endurance that continually remind us how fragile our outer shells can be, how deeply love can be felt, and how strong the influence of home is, wherever home may be.

See all 21 reviews. They seemed full of life. There is a split somewhere in my existence that is hard to mend. Newly separated from her husband, Zora moves to a seemingly idyllic apartment complex to raise her daughter Anar. I went over and knocked on the door. Nahid Rachlin Sep 24, Jane Brant rated it really liked it.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. An Iran-born biologist visits her family in Iran after many years of absence. I foreignerr this book but then I have yet to read a book by Nahid Rachlin that I do not love.

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In remarkable few words, she has managed to bring to life an entire small pocket of existence… a rare intimate look at Iranians who are poorer and less educated I have read this book four times by now, and each time I have discovered new layers in it. The voice is cool and pure. Bleak is the right word, if you will understand that bleakness can have a startling beauty. Its protest is more oblique, the political constriction drives the passion deeper, and the novel with all its air of innocence, is a novel of violation, helplessness and defeat. Nahid Rachlin conveys brilliantly an experience of estrangement, alienation on returning to the place of her childhood. Rachlin, the author of five previous works of fiction, including the much acclaimed Foreigner, begins her story at the age of nine, when she was taken away from the only mother she had ever known—her aunt, as it happens—and returned to a family in which the prospects of her becoming a writer were, at best, dim.


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