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by Gina Barkhordar Nahai

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ISBN: 0684851407
Author: Gina Barkhordar Nahai
Language: English
Publisher: Scribner; New Ed edition (2000)
Pages: 400
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
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Gina Barkhordar Nahai.

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Gina B. Nahai has lived in Iran, Switzeland, and the United States. She is the author of the award-winning and internationally praised Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith. A frequent lecturer on Iranian-Jewish history and the topic of exile, she has studied the politics of Iran for the . Department of Defense. Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith.

Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith is the second novel from Gina B. Nahai and follows the story of Lili and her mother's mysterious disappearance. The book was published in 2000 by Washington Square Press in the United States and became a Los Angeles Times bestseller. When she is five years old, Lili watches her mother, Roxanna the Angel, throw herself off the balcony of their house on the Avenue of Faith.

Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith. However, I got totally lost in the details of the story, could not follow who the characters were, and found it to be quite violent. I gave it a good try, but finally gave up. Nahai, born in Iran and educated in Switzerland and the United States, is the author of the award-winning novel Cry of the Peacock

Gina B. Nahai, born in Iran and educated in Switzerland and the United States, is the author of the award-winning novel Cry of the Peacock. A frequent lecturer on Iranian Jewish history and the topic of exile, she has studied the politics of Iran for the . Currently teaching fiction writing at the University of Southern California's Master of Professional Writing program, Ms. Nahai lives with her family in Los Angeles. When she is five years old, Lili, the narrator of this epic and magical tale, watches her mother, Roxanna the Angel, throw herself off the balcony of their house on the Avenue of Faith. Roxanna has left no farewell, no explanation. no sign of a fall, no trace of an escape. The only witness to Roxanna's disappearance, Lili will spend the next thirteen years looking for her mother, wondering if she is alive, wondering why she left.

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Gina Nahai's character, Roxanna the Angel, took flight from a generational destiny and from Tehran where a woman's ability to escape her fate is so difficult . the exact experience I had with Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith.

Gina Nahai's character, Roxanna the Angel, took flight from a generational destiny and from Tehran where a woman's ability to escape her fate is so difficult that she must don silky white wings and leap from a balcony with all the faith that she will land softly in a new place. Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith" is a powerful, compelling, and fascinating novel depicting several women's lives, women who refuse to meekly accept the lot they were assigned in life and women who forged a new life for themselves. Nahai (, born 1961) is the author of Cry of the Peacock, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, Sunday's Silence and Caspian Rain. She was also a lecturer in the Master of Professional Writing (MPW) Program at the University of Southern California. Early life and education. Gina Barkhordar Nahai was born and grew up in Iran during the Shah's reign, and left with her family shortly before the country's revolution

Comments:

Enditaling
OMG this book is only 400 pages and I don't know if I can force myself to finish it! It's like wading through Roxanne's desert only to end up ... well I'm not going to spoil it for those who choose to plow through.
What has happened good editors? Have blue pencils gone the way of the typewriter? I'm three quarters of the way through and have lost all interest in the generations of unbelievable characters. I must admit I'm not a big fan of magical realism, maybe that accounts for my flagging interest.
I'm not opposed to long books. I am a huge fan of well written, well edited books regardless of their length, in fact I just reread "Ahab's Wife" as a break from "The Road ..." OMG I've already forgotten the title of this boring book ... guess that says it all.
lolike
I guess you could say this is written in a kind of "magical realism" style, and done well. Sometimes it's a beautiful dream, sometimes it's very dark and you want to wake up, and the characters feel sometimes as substantial as smoke and other times as real as your Grandma Rose. It took a little while to join the author's characters in this shared dream, but once accomplished, it pulls the reader right along. I want to read another of her books.
Andriodtargeted
This is the second time I have read this book. The first time was before I had my children and was looking at life differently. This time I read each page (especially the converstions of Maryam and Lili) over and over. I understand and appreciate this book. Jina Nahai is an Iranian born woman and so am I. This gives me a better understanding of the so many common areas women share with each other and bond us closer. The feelings such as guilt which was put in Roxana as a child by her grandmother, Bibi and mother Shusha and Alexander the Cat made her believe that she can not make any decision for herself. The destiny is made for her and this is what is mostly believed in Iranian culture for every body. Roxana had guilt of not being able to change her past by taking advantage of the oppurtuities life had brought her like marrying Sohrab. Even though at the end she had the chance to hear it from Maryam telling Lili and that lessened her guilt and she felt lighter (or she could have died with last drops of almond tears). Ironically her sister Tala't who nobody would have thought to have the bad luck was the shame of the family. More power to Jina and her books, I am looking forward to read her new books.
Mr_KiLLaURa
This is a brilliant magical-realistic novel about the journey of an Iranian Jewish family from the ghetto in Tehran to ultimately Los Angeles. A bit of flying is involved. It has depth of character along with strange events and even stranger characters and yet, ultimately, under or through all the strangeness they are intimately recognizable.
Quamar
A sort of rambling story that takes us from reality into fantasy while traveling from Iran to the US. Problem is, the story rambled on and off the point, and in the end, all but two of the characters weren't fully drawn. I like the idea of this book more than the book itself.
Inertedub
Fascinating tale of a sprawling Iranian family before and during the reign of the Shah, "Moonlight..." is a constellation of real people and people imbued with Nahai's magical realism. A worthy, if somewhat baroque read. I much preferred Caspian Rain,
Adoranin
A book full of beauty and tragedy. It flowed like a Sony. I have never read anything like this, which is really why I liked It so much. It's a keeper!
Eh, it is was ok storyline and got a little wordy with its descriptions. But I did finish it.

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