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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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She is initially in a state of reverse culture shock to be back in her native land and starts to pursue returning back to the US early but events outside her control cause her to remain.


I felt an urge to bolt, but Father, as if aware of that urge, took hold of my hand, and grasping it firmly, he led me into the house. Very interesting to read this personally, being someone with strong Iranian heritage, but has never visited the country. But with Nahid Rachlin, I know that it’s due to the sheer beauty of her prose, the coolness, the fpreigner of her craftsmanship, the understated emotions, and her spectacular eye for detail.


Its protest is more oblique, the political constriction drives the passion deeper, and the novel with all its air of innocence, is a novel of violation, helplessness and defeat. What was wrong with me? And he loved her.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Nahid Rachlin’s writing is exquisite; she lets you picture Iran in detail even if you have never been there.

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But Pahlavi Avenue was wide and full of glittering luxury shops and modern, two-storied houses and apartment buildings. After her undergraduate degree she went on to graduate studies and has become a researcher in biological science.

In fact maybe less, since he didn’t try to seek out what remained American about her. I turned around and saw they were frozen in place, too stunned to do anything but call my name. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Minou is a dreamy literary girl I did think that some aspects of the story were a bit predictable, but enjoyable none the less.

These are just two of the complex and difficult questions Nahid Rachlin explores and ultimately illuminates in this brave, engrossing, and timely novel.

Buy the selected items together This item: No one was in except Maman. Mar 26, Sarah rated it really liked it. My breasts, my hips, which had been gradually becoming fuller, looked even more so in that light, the curves more pronounced. You can listen to my reading of three flash-fiction stories at https: Baba couldn’t leave the refinery nagid, so he stayed on in Iran with Jahan, who was taken care of by a nursemaid, under his supervision.

Yes, they only love each other, I thought, Jahan and I are superfluous to their intimacy When Feri first begins to question aspects of her American life and to value some aspects of her Iranian life, I was taken aback, wondering — How can you be serious?


Feri, the main character, eventually finds her mother in another town, and it’s this meeting that proves to be the catalyst for the rest of the novel.

FOREIGNER by Nahid Rachlin | Kirkus Reviews

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Book review — By Nahid Rachlin. FOREIGNER

A great read, and an excellent “first read” if you haven’t yet tried any of Rachlin’s novels. A woman was sitting in a shady corner of the courtyard holding a glass of lemonade with ice jingling in it.

Bleak is the right word, if you will understand that bleakness can have a startling beauty. I sat in my room full of vague longings as I read a novel, Manikin. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Aug 20, Ivan bt it liked it.