[PDF] The Girl from the Garden ↠ Parnaz Foroutan

Parnaz Foroutan º 8 download

Worth is measured by her fertility is made desperate by her failure to conceive and grows jealous and vindictiveRakhel's despair is compounded by the pregnancy of her sister in law Khorsheed and by her husband's growing desire for Kokab his cousin's wife Frustrated by his own 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 wi. A kalidescope of emotionsenvy jealousy sorrowall set in a wealthy Jewish families home it did take me a moment to get into the ebb and flow of the book going back and forth between the recollections of Mahboubeh and what happened in the past

read & download The Girl from the Garden

The Girl from the Garden

A suspenseful debut 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 IranFor 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 son His young wife Rakhel trapped in an oppressive marriage at a time when a woman's. The Girl From Garden is the debut masterpiece from Parnaz Faroutan and another one added to my favourite reads this year It is a powerful tale of desire obsession jealousy power and vulnerability and ultimately the downfall of a wealthy Persian Jewish family set in the early twentieth centuryMahboubeh the only surviving daughter of the Malacouti family is an elderly woman who spends her time tending and talking to the plants in her garden Mahboubeh drifts in and out of the past reliving her memories as a young girl in Iran and it is through her that we hear about a young married couple who are unable to produce an heir to ensure the continuation of the family line and we bear witness to the tragic events and destructive forces that destroyed the familyWhen Asher Malacouti s young wife fails to produce an heir and his brother s new wife becomes pregnant he decides on a course of action that will have disastrous conseuences The disdain and resentment that Asher displays toward his wife Rakhel will distort and shape her into a manipulative vindictive woman Rakhel will go to any extremes to maintain her status within the family including the use of spells and help of djinns in this highly superstitious spirit believing cultureIn a male dominated and strict boundary controlled environment the young women jostle with one another in a struggle to reach the most beneficial status within the unit sacrificing any chance of true friendship or bond and is where betrayal and manipulation are the unending driving forceThe Girl From The Garden is all the poignant as life for young girls is pretty much the same today as it was then Little or no alternative exists than to be married very young to produce children and look after their husband and family often in oppressive and restrictive marriages as is the case for RakhelThe Girl From The Garden is a beautifully written piece of literature Vividly depicting a world rich in detail with beautifully drawn characters who effortlessly come to life and lodge themselves into your mindI highly recommend The Girl from the Garden to anyone interested in learning about lives from a different time and culture and would generate lively discussion in book reading groups

download Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF º Parnaz Foroutan

Thin the familyWitnessed through the memories of the family's sole surviving daughter Mahboubeh now an elderly woman living in Los Angeles The Girl from the Garden unfolds the complex tragic history of the Malacouti 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. It s so hard to read about women who are treated as less than human for the sake of religious or cultural reasonsI found the transitions between the modern storyteller Mahboubeh and the past following Rakhel a bit difficult to follow at first until I got used to it I m also not sure why it was framed that way since the daughter Mahboubed who is telling Rakhel s story isn t supposed to know everything that happened or what happened to her mother KhorsheedI understand it s partially based on the author s own family history which gives the story dimension and an added layer of sadness Overally I m glad I read this one


10 thoughts on “The Girl from the Garden

  1. says:

    35 For a successful Jewish man in Iran not having a son is a terrible disgrace For Rakhel married to Asher at twelve and married for three years without any sign of a child it is a catastrophe This story is narrated by the only remaining family member as a old woman now living in Los AnglesThis is a story about brothers who would do anything for each other about family and what it means in the Iranian culture I enjoyed reading abo

  2. says:

    “The Girl from the Garden” is a story of a wealthy Persian Jewish family living in Iran at the beginning of the 20th Century It’s of an account of women’s cultural plight at that time Although these women were fed well and

  3. says:

    The Girl From Garden is the debut masterpiece from Parnaz Faroutan and another one added to my favourite reads this year It is a pow

  4. says:

    A kalidescope of emotionsenvy jealousy sorrowall set in a wealthy Jewish families home it did take me a moment to get into the ebb and flow of the book going back and forth between the recollections of Mahboubeh and what happened in the past

  5. says:

    An interesting peak into the lives of Iranian Jews from generations past a time when a woman's worth was measured by her ability to bear children The story is told in memories and flashbacks narrated by the only s

  6. says:

    I think heartbreaking sums this one up pretty well It's a beautifully written tale about a Jewish family in Iran But it is universal

  7. says:

    With sumptuous prose

  8. says:

    It's so hard to read about women who are treated as less than human for the sake of religious or cultural reasonsI found the transitions between the modern storyteller Mahboubeh and the past following Rakhel a bit difficult

  9. says:

    An interesting read but just too sad and depressing Don't get me wrong all books don't need happy endings but I need at least one small glimmer of happiness or at least hope that something good will happen Not so with this story of the women in a wealthy Jewish family in Iran in the early 20th century Rakhel is married to Asher but when she fails to conceive he takes his cousin's ex wife after a scandalous divorce as h

  10. says:

    This is a first novel for writer Parnaz Foroutan and she knocks it out of the park A Jewish Iranian family's tragic history is told through the ancient eyes of Mahboubeh the sole surviving daughter who now lives i

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *