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The Resource Persian girls : a memoir, Nahid Rachlin

Persian girls : a memoir, Nahid Rachlin

Label
Persian girls : a memoir
Title
Persian girls
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Nahid Rachlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This lyrical and disturbing memoir by the author of four novels (Foreigner, etc.) tells the story of an Iranian girl growing up in a culture where, despite the Westernizing reforms of the Shah, women had little power or autonomy. As an infant in 1946, Rachlin was given to her mother's favorite sister, a widow who had been unable to conceive, and was lovingly raised among supportive widows who took refuge in religion from their frustrations as women in an oppressive society. But at the age of nine, Rachlin's father, whom she barely knew, met her at school without warning and brought her to Ahvaz to live with her birth family. Miserable in the new household, young Nahid was befriended by her American movie-obsessed sister Pari. Both sisters developed artistic ambitions, but only Nahid managed to escape the typical female fate, convincing her father to send her to college in the U.S. Less lucky is Pari, whose life of arranged marriage, divorce from an abusive husband and estrangement from her son ends in depression and early death. Exuding the melancholy of an outsider, this memoir gives American readers rare insight into Iranians' ambivalence toward the United States, the desire for American freedom clashing wit
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rachlin, Nahid
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.A244
LC item number
Z46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rachlin, Nahid
  • Iranian American authors
  • Iranian American women
  • Women
  • Iran
  • Rachlin, Nahid
  • Iranian American authors
  • Iranian American women
  • Politics and government
  • Women
  • Iran
Label
Persian girls : a memoir, Nahid Rachlin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1026896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781585425204
Lccn
2006044649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1026896
  • (OCoLC)68221489
  • (OCoLC)68221489
Label
Persian girls : a memoir, Nahid Rachlin
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1026896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781585425204
Lccn
2006044649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1026896
  • (OCoLC)68221489
  • (OCoLC)68221489

Library Locations

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      42.6568333 -71.141443
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