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Persian Girls A Memoir

ISBN-10: 1585426237
ISBN-13: 9781585426232
Edition: N/A
Authors: Nahid Rachlin
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Description: For many years, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist's eye inward: to tell the story of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing up in Iran, both refused to accept  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

For many years, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist's eye inward: to tell the story of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing up in Iran, both refused to accept traditional Muslim mores, and dreamed of careers in literature and on the stage. Their lives changed abruptly when Pari was coerced by their father into marrying a wealthy and cruel suitor. Nahid narrowly avoided a similar fate, and instead negotiated with him to pursue her studies in America. When Nahid received the unsettling and mysterious news that Pari had died after falling down a light of stairs, she traveled back to Iran-now under the Islamic regime-to find out what happened to her truest friend, confront her past, and evaluate what the future holds for the heartbroken in a tale of crushing sorrow, sisterhood, and ultimately, hope.

Nahid Rachlin is the Iranian-American author of the novels Foreigner , The Hearts Desire , Married to a Stranger and the short story collection Veils . She teaches at the New School University and the Unterberg Poetry Center in New York.

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