Nov 17, 2009

Foreigner by Nahid Rachlin: review

Foreigner
I ached with memories of my mother as I walked along the narrow, dusty street to the wider one. She sits under a tree in the late afternoon, with a glow of twilight all around. (ch. 5, Foreigner by Nahid Rachlin)
Well written, interesting, and easy to read, Foreigner  by Nahid Rachlin (1999) tells us about the traditional society of Iran and how a young woman begins to adjust after many years living abroad and apart from her biological mother.

From the publisher's description:
In this novel about the experiences of estrangement, Feri, a woman in her thirties, returns for a visit to the house of her father in Iran. Almost immediately, she is stunned by her sense of alienation from her background....

In the ancient town where her mother lives, time is even more frozen. But gradually, what had appeared purposeless now seems comforting. Mother and daughter reach out to one another and shape the fragments of past years.

17 comments:

  1. The teaser almost feels bittersweet. I'm curious now. Great teaser!

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  2. I like your teaser and I have a feeling I would also like the book, As Zia said, almost bittersweet.

    Here's my teaser: http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2009/11/tuesday-teaser-notes-in-a-mirror.html

    Malcolm

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  3. That sounds kind of sad. Interesting teaser.

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  4. This book must be really interesting, I would so love to read this.
    Here is mine:
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  5. oh I love that--"ached with the memories". This book sounds good. my teaser is here and I have a little something for you today.

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  6. This sounds so good... I'm off to check my library's website!

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  7. Wow, what a great teaser! I had not heard of this one, but it sounds like a really interesting read.

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  8. This one sounds really intense and sad...love the teaser!

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  9. Sounds quite moving, I havent heard of this one til now. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. That's a really intriguing teaser. Sounds like a moving book.

    Here's my Teaser.

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  11. This one sounds really interesting, although the teaser seems a bit sad

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  12. Sounds like a good emotional read. Great that they can reconnect.

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  13. Sounds like an interesting read. Sorry I missed you yesterday--my ISP had issues. Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Sounds like a fascinating story! I'm writing this one down!

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  15. Thanks for your comments and visits, everyone. You might be interested in the author's most recent book, her memoir - Persian Girls. My review is here.

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  16. This sounds interesting.

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