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The Resource The girl from the garden : a novel, Parnaz Foroutan

The girl from the garden : a novel, Parnaz Foroutan

Label
The girl from the garden : a novel
Title
The girl from the garden
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Parnaz Foroutan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary new writer makes her literary debut with this suspenseful novel of desire, obsession, power and vulnerability, in which a crisis of inheritance leads to the downfall of a wealthy family of Persian Jews in early twentieth-century Iran.For all his wealth and success, Asher Malacouti the head of a prosperous Jewish family living in the Iranian town of Kermanshah cannot have the one thing he desires above all: a male son. His young wife Rakhel, trapped in an oppressive marriage at a time when a woman's worth is measured by her fertility, is made desperate by her failure to conceive, and grows jealous and vindictive.Her despair is compounded by her sister-in-law Khorsheed's pregnancy and her husband's growing desire for Kokab, his cousin's wife. Frustrated by his wife's inability to bear him an heir, Asher makes a fateful choice that will shatter the household and drive Rakhel to dark extremes to save herself and preserve her status within the family.Witnessed through the memories of the family's only surviving daughter, Mahboubeh, now an elderly woman living in Los Angeles, The Girl from the Garden unfolds the complex, tragic history of her family in a long-lost Iran of generations past. Haunting, suspenseful and inspired by events in the author's own family, it is an evocative and poignant exploration of sacrifice, betrayal, and the indelible legacy of the families that forge us
Summary
When his first marriage does not produce a male son, the head of a prosperous Persian-Jewish family makes a fateful decision that shatters his household and drives his wife to desperate measures to preserve her status
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435896
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foroutan, Parnaz
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O76
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infertility, Female
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl from the garden : a novel, Parnaz Foroutan
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062388407
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8cc2d6aa-59e0-4335-9257-20e8936ea83f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2038775
  • (OCoLC)907677165
  • (OCoLC)ocn907677165
  • 2038775
Label
The girl from the garden : a novel, Parnaz Foroutan
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062388407
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8cc2d6aa-59e0-4335-9257-20e8936ea83f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2038775
  • (OCoLC)907677165
  • (OCoLC)ocn907677165
  • 2038775

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