Foreigner by Nahid RachlinForeigner by Nahid Rachlin


byNahid Rachlin

Paperback | July 1, 1999

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"Nahid Rachlin has an intimate insider's knowledge of present-day everyday Iran — of people and places, houses, streets, and families — and she writes of them with a clarity of perception and style that makes them instantly recognizable and even homely and familiar to the reader." — Ruth Prawer Jhabvala "Rachlin's prose carefully understates and suggests her heroine's awakening to a pervasive atmosphere of menace and sensuality; residue of a culture she thinks she has abandoned, but which continues to claim her." — Bruce Allen, Chicago Tribune "Foreigner gently raises new as well as timeless questions about an unhappy woman's faith and freedom." — The New Yorker "Conveys the texture of extended family, the stress of modernization, the strain of Moslem rigidity as well as the harmony of nature, of dust and carpets, fruits, sweets, tea, fine rice and gossip. Always gossip." — Eden Lipson, "Special Edition," WNET/Thirteen
Nahid Rachlin was born in Iran and now lives in New York City.
Title:ForeignerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 1, 1999Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393319083

ISBN - 13:9780393319088


From Our Editors

The Iranian people’s ancient culture and beliefs seem utterly foreign to most North Americans. The low status of women in particular causes westerners alarm and distress. In her multi-textured book Foreigner, Nahid Rachlin describes what happens when a young Iranian woman tries to escape the fate which society and family tradition has in store for her.