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Title:Cry of the Peacock
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Washington Square Press
ISBN:0743403371
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Number of Pages:352
Category:Fiction, Iran, Literature, Jewish

Cry of the Peacock by Gina B. Nahai

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Cry of the Peacock Peacock the Jew is nine years old and living in the Esfahan ghetto when she marries Solomon the Man She is the descendant of a three thousand year old tribe of Jews the oldest community in diaspora a people largely unknown to the outside world He is a singer in the royal court a wealthy man known for his good looks and his charm A decade later she will become the first woman in her ghetto ever to have left her husband Against the backdrop of two hundred years of history i CRY OF THE PEACOCK i traces the story of a Jewish woman caught in the turmoil of twentieth century Iran Told in a series of wondrous linked tales that weave a rich and epic tapestry it is a magical journey inside the Iranian nation and its people For the first time in any Western language this story of Iranian Jews offers an insider s glimpse into one of the most critical parts of the world today

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Bookclub in a Box guides the reader first across the ocean to Iran and then back to California to explore the magic of place and culture in Gina Nahai s lovely novel i Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith i In her book Nahai tells the story of Roxanna the Angel who disappears one night when her daughter is five years old Mother and daughter do not see each other again for thirteen long and lonely years In the intervening time Nahai describes the Iranian Jewish community in the years prior to the fall of the Shah of Iran in i Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith i is a richly poetic and moving novel Bookclub in a Box takes the reader on an exotic journey through this little known world where faith in love can overcome bad luck attempted murder jealousy and all things that cannot be proved or explained, From the best selling author of b Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith b a stirring lyrical tale that offers American readers unique insight into the inner workings of Iranian society br br In the decade before the Islamic Revolution Iran is a country on the brink of explosion Twelve year old Yaas is born into an already divided family Her father is the son of wealthy Iranian Jews who are integrated into the country s upper class mostly Muslim elite her mother was raised in the slums of South Tehran one street away from the old Jewish ghetto br br Yaas spends her childhood navigating the many layers of Iranian society Her task already difficult because of the disparity in her parents worldview becomes all the more critical when her father falls in love with a beautiful woman from a noble Muslim family As her parents marriage begins to crumble and the country moves ever closer to revolution Yaas is plagued by a mysterious and terrifying illness But despite her ailment when she learns that her father is about to abandon her and her mother to immigrate to America with his mistress Yaas is determined to save herself and her family br br At once a cultural exploration of an as yet unfamiliar society and a psychological study of the effects of loss b Caspian Rain b takes the reader inside the tragic and fascinating world of a brave young girl struggling against impossible odds, Peacock the Jew is nine years old and living in the Esfahan ghetto when she marries Solomon the Man She is the descendant of a three thousand year old tribe of Jews the oldest community in diaspora a people largely unknown to the outside world He is a singer in the royal court a wealthy man known for his good looks and his charm A decade later she will become the first woman in her ghetto ever to have left her husband br Against the backdrop of two hundred years of history i CRY OF THE PEACOCK i traces the story of a Jewish woman caught in the turmoil of twentieth century Iran Told in a series of wondrous linked tales that weave a rich and epic tapestry it is a magical journey inside the Iranian nation and its people For the first time in any Western language this story of Iranian Jews offers an insider s glimpse into one of the most critical parts of the world today, No description available