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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AI hate all the rules. I can’t wear this or that, I can’t ride a bicycle. But none of that compensated for the feelings of imprisonment I had. She was in their bedroom. She realizes, while visiting her father and his second wife, that her mother hadn’t just disappeared, as he’d always told her. The central character is a professional lady who moves from Iran to the United States and then returns home for a visit.

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After her undergraduate degree she went on to graduate studies and naihd become a researcher in biological science. It makes me feel like a prisoner. Jun 25, Cyrusmoqtaderi rated it liked it. A thick illustrated book on Persian rugs was open on her lap and she was studying it.


The author recalls an idyllic early childhood, growing up with a widowed, childless aunt who considered herself Nahid’s real mother. The protagonist’s choice in the end is surprising and courageous. Crowd of Sorrows, novella. A well-written and thoughtful novel.

From the courtyard, they can see through the wide back windows to the building’s young families. Mohtaram, my birth mother.

Book review — By Nahid Rachlin. FOREIGNER

Once again Nahid Rachlin has given her public a book that will place you at nanid end of your seat. Sadness swept over me. Next to each photograph was the description of the unique feature of the rug– the tightness of the weave, the knots, the dyes used for coloring.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? We give you everything you need and you still complain. 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.

It’s a short book and the story tends to pull the reader along so as to make it rachoin quick read. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I found the main struggle to be about alienation and disappointment in relationships and work, with the clash of cultures exacerbating the protagonist’s stress.


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I wanted to hold foreignerr and kiss him like the movie stars did in the American movies. In addition to Golpar, who did the cooking and najid, Ali, the gardener, regularly attended to the courtyard. Yet, I am okay with where it ended. This is a wonderful book and a pleasure to read. The commonalities of life, wherever it’s lived, shine through in these tales of family friendship, love, and war I flew through this short read and overall was not very impressed with the character development.

When news came to Nahid in the middle of the night that her sister had died after falling down a flight of stairs, her world was turned upside down. Evocative and quite beautifully written.