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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By the time we’ve finished confronting it from very diverse perspectives, each beautifully evoked, we have experienced the potent spell it casts over its people, and the weight of that spell fora Western woman. Don’t act like a weird teenager.

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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He often had a musky scent about him now of after-shave lotion. They are confused and miserable. Books by Nahid Rachlin: This was my first look into N. She took me in her arms, but her embrace was tentative, hesitant.



The story looks at the cultural differences of the two countries, but more so tells the story of the woman as she tries to bg out who she is, what makes her happy, and where she belongs. I had been having cramps all day.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Men and women were forbidden to each other and yet romantic songs were always blaring out raclin radios. If you want to understand Iran, read Nahid Rachlin.

Foreigner: A Novel – Nahid Rachlin – Google Books

Even if I went to the university, I would still have to marry when the “right” man came along and then everyone would expect me to devote myself to domesticity. Jun 12, Nicole rated it it was ok. I read it twice because the story haunted me, not unlike the way Iran haunts Feri.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. More than about Iranians and their customs, or the constrasts between Feri’s American and Iranian parameters, this book is about a complex psychological discovery — the acceptance of self.

This is a beautifully written book. When I nwhid little she read English children’s books to me. The plight of women in a slow-to-change male-dominated society comes under scrutiny, as she searches for her mother, long-divorced from her father.

Essays, with Essential Online Resources. Rachlin writes sensitively, if in one octave, about Feri’s dilemma and identity crisis.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The novel was written in and is set in pre-revolution Iran. Naipul said of this book that it’s brilliant because it’s not overtly political–politics are not even mentioned–and that Rachlin’s understated prose provides the more powerful political statement.

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Most of the women walking about were not wearing chadors and were dressed in fashionable, imported clothes. FOREIGNER describes what most of the world population has been through, as human beings have always migrated since the dawn of civilization and will continue to do so.

Oct 06, Sheila rated it it was ok. Page rachlkn of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Anyway you have it good here. She wasn’t a mother a girl could confide in. I had to work every minute after school to pay for things I needed. But her portrait of the artist in an Islamic country on the verge nahiid dramatic change is filled with light.

In forfigner search and its aftermath, Zora must come to terms with her ideas about security, independence and motherhood. He was thin and short with a pock-marked face and a brush mustache.

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