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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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Rachlin is a wonderful writer whose words easily paint an image for her readers.

Bob Corbett corbetre webster. A riveting memoir of separation and reunion and the diasporic life and times of this prolific and beloved Iranian-American author. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Refresh and try again.

But none of that compensated for the feelings of imprisonment I had. Nora, look at me.

Foreigner: A Novel – Nahid Rachlin – Google Books

Feri begins her visit with her father and his second wife and her son by her first marriage. The struggle of cultures and one’s identity within rachlih cultures plays the central canvas for this story of an Iranian woman educated in the US and married to an American. Zeb rated it really liked it Aug 29, To make matters worse, my father was also a judge. Crowd of Sorrows, novella.


Perhaps because it was a novella, the author intentionally didn’t spend too much time on the details. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


I saw multiple images of myself, not quite fitting together. There was more emphasis on the movement of the story as opposed to details about the places the characters visited or deeper inquiry into the day to day lives of each character.

In that time of delay she begins to wonder about her mother who seemingly abandoned her when she was just a tiny child and ran off with another man. I enjoyed reading the book. She published a short story collection, A Way Home in November 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.

But none let their eyes rest on me except for my sister Pari, who stared at me with curiosity, a look that would blossom into love.

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What did influence my overall impression of the book was that it was written in the late yb when the restrictions on women were not as rigid as they are now under fundamentalist Muslim rule. There is a lot left unanswered and a lot of story that still could have been told. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The central character is a professional lady who moves from Iran to the United States and then returns home for a visit.


FOREIGNER by Nahid Rachlin | Kirkus Reviews

There was a problem adding your email address. He planted flowers for every season and he had put in shade trees as well as a variety of fruit trees. Nahid Rachlin conveys brilliantly and experience of estrangement, alienation on returning to the place of her childhood.

The commonalities of life, wherever it’s lived, shine through in these tales of family friendship, love, and war Jan 05, Jane rated it it foreignerr amazing Shelves: We passed narrow streets lined by mud and straw houses and tall date and coconut palms.

A haunting and moving story. Naid found the story much simpler than her more recent novel, Jumping Over Fire, and with less depth.

One stopped and my father lifted me into the back seat foreiner got in next to me, pinning my legs down with his arm. I had to work every minute after school to pay for things I needed.