Foreigner by Nahid Rachlin – book cover, description, publication history. 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. —Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review “Nahid Rachlin has an intimate insider’s Bruce Allen, Chicago Tribune “Foreigner gently raises new as well as .

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Each scene has the shapely aura of memory, hauled back rzchlin the deep by one telling detail. Little by little the tone of the novel changes. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. We tend to think of Iranian women’s lives as more limited than western womens’ and in many ways they are, especially since the Khomeini regime.

I like Nahid Rachlin’s writing style; raculin details really transport the reader to Iran. Both girls refused to accept the prescribed traditional-Muslim roles for them and dreamed of careers in literature and the theatre both considered unthinkable for respectable girls in Iran ; they devoured forbidden books and had secret romances. Oct 18, K M rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I was distracted by a warm liquid tricking down my thighs.

I did think that some aspects of the story were a bit predictable, but enjoyable none the less. The bonus comes from a portrayal of Iran from the inside, a knowledge precious to me an arm chair traveller. Feri was, for me, a very likeable character, and I respected her even more as she forelgner more reflective and serious about her own life and values.



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Better than any other writer writing about Iran, or even any country in the region, Rachlin brings the everyday Iranian’s experience to light–men and women. Apr 06, Ann Tonks rated it really liked it Shelves: It might have hastened my understanding of women and islam.

I liked the book very much. When Rachlin gets the opportunity to study in America, she is overwhelmed with the thought of freedom. A well-written and thoughtful novel. When husband Tony turns up, alarmed at the delay of her return, Feri confronts the upside-downness of her real feelings: A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute.

I was actually born in America because Maman had been warned that she would have to have a Cesarean since I was lying sideways in her womb. The author recalls an idyllic early childhood, growing up with a widowed, childless aunt who considered herself Nahid’s real mother.

Overall, I think the story just needed more development.

Essays, with Essential Online Resources. My mother spoke of the day ahead: Please provide an email address. This is a beautifully written book.

A great read, and an excellent “first read” if nayid haven’t yet tried any of Rachlin’s novels. The red fruit on persimmon trees on the sidewalks were rachlni like jewels in sunlight. We passed narrow streets lined by mud and straw houses and tall date and coconut palms. From the courtyard, they can see through rachliin wide back windows to the building’s young families.

She’s moved to the United States, where she has a successful career as a biologist and is married to an American man who seems distant, changeable, cold. From the courtyard, they can see through the wide back windows to the building’s young families.


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My grandfather was born in America. Baba couldn’t leave the refinery hospital, so he stayed on in Iran with Jahan, who was taken care of by a nursemaid, under his supervision.

In “Persian Girls, Rachlin chronicles her choices and those made by her sisters, her mother and her aunts, throwing the door to her family’s home wide open.

A woman was sitting in a shady corner of the courtyard holding a glass of goreigner with ice jingling in it. Ships from and sold by Amazon.


It was my period, Nahie knew. Write a customer review. Then, without warning, a surge of strong, irresistible desire for him flooded me. Tension from unexpressed desire permeated the house– desire of any kind– for more clothes, a different type of clothing, to say certain things, to be with a particular person.

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What did influence my overall impression of the book was that it was written in the late 70s when the restrictions on women were not as rigid as they are now under fundamentalist Muslim rule. They had lived near Columbus on a small dairy farm.

Jun 25, Cyrusmoqtaderi rated it liked it. Oct 31, Greta G. A chauffeur-driven dark blue Mercedes limousine was at our service to take us wherever we wanted.

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