Caspian Rain

By Gina B. Nahai
(MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Paperback, 9781596923140, 300pp.)

Publication Date: December 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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“Nahai's writing is so lyrical and flowing that you almost forget how hard life can be for someone doomed to forever be an outsider. Set in pre-revolution Iran in a time when Jews lived under a measure of protection provided by the Shah, this is the story of Bahar, who marries above her station and becomes isolated from the family and society she marries into, and the family and friends she left behind. Caspian Rain illuminates a complex society and tells a moving story.”
-- Laura Hansen, Bookin' It, Little Falls, MN

From the bestselling author of "Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith" comes a stirring, lyrical tale that offers American readers a unique insight into the inner workings of Iranian society, and takes them into the tragic and fascinating world of a brave young girl struggling against impossible odds.

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  1. One of the dominant themes in the story is that of loss: Bahar losing her dreams, Yaas losing her hearing and her father, Ruby losing her lover…How does each character respond to his or her great loss? Is that reaction universal, or is it particular to the place and the culture? How would a Westerner react to a similar loss?

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