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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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We paused at a stall to buy sliced hot beets and ate them as we walked on. Many girls my age at school already had it and complained to each other, in whispers, about cramps.

I recommend it highly! In the early days of her visit she is convinced she has erred in coming and even decides to cut her visit quite short to return home.

Nahid Rachlin

The central character is a professional lady who moves from Iran to the United States and then returns home for a visit. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aug 22, Nour A. I have read [this book] four times by now, and each time I have discovered new layers in it. However, I learned things about myself which I was a bit surprised at. I found the story much simpler than her more recent novel, Jumping Over Fire, and with less depth.

It was my period, I knew. I was distracted by a warm liquid tricking down my thighs. But her portrait of the artist in an Islamic country on the verge of dramatic change freigner filled with light. The author recalls an idyllic early childhood, growing up with a widowed, childless aunt who considered herself Nahid’s real mother.


There is a lot left unanswered and a lot of story that still could rachli been told. It is there she confronts her past, and the women of her family. She embarks on a hard journey to discover who she is, and this novel appears to be perhaps only the opening chapter.

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Foreigner: A Novel – Nahid Rachlin – Google Books

There was a problem adding your email address. Newly separated from her husband, Zora moves to a seemingly idyllic apartment complex to raise her daughter Anar.

Without being preachy the author faithfully recreates important aspects of Iranian society. We passed narrow streets lined by mud and straw houses and tall date and coconut palms.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Click here to order. I had a hard time empathizing with any of the characters and wasn’t very invested in the fate of any of them. Our worst fears were coming true. Khar zahreh plants were scattered throughout. I love this book but then I have yet to read a book by Nahid Rachlin that I do not love. I saw multiple images of myself, not quite fitting together. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Married to a Stranger. He was thin and short with a pock-marked face and a brush mustache. A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute. In “Crowd of Sorrows Nahid Rachlin weaves a story of displacement and loss, centered on the idea that we build our homes around the people we love.

The bonus comes from a portrayal of Iran from the inside, a knowledge precious to me an arm chair traveller. In the process she questions her marriage to an American and her work, and struggles with the dilemma of not being able to foreignrr an exit visa to return to the US without written permission from her husband. We passed the public baths ny the mosques, sights visible on practically every street in the Khanat Abad neighborhood.


I had to work every minute after school to pay for things I needed. In “Persian Girls, Rachlin chronicles her choices and those made by her sisters, her mother and her aunts, throwing foeigner door fodeigner her family’s home wide open. This book precedes that time however, so the protagonist, who returns to visit family after living in the U.


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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Jumping Over Fire presents the sort of nuanced voice that must be heard if Iranians and Americans are ever to understand one another. Most of the women walking about were not wearing chadors and were dressed in fashionable, imported clothes.

Feri’s uncertainty, feeling of ravhlin pulled in several directions, and reluctance to follow in her mother’s footsteps are entirely understandable.

Nahid Rachlin conveys brilliantly and experience of estrangement, alienation on returning to the place of her childhood. For more please click on her website: