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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The ten stories in Veils take place in present-day Iran or in the United States where Iranian immigrants face alien ways. Teheran’s ancient Ghanat Abad Avenue, with its labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys, loosely links the stories into a single narrative: some residents leave as soon as they can, others can live nowhere else. The men and women in these spare and sensuo ...more
Paperback, 146 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by City Lights Publishers (first published May 1st 1992)
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Dec 02, 2013 Sharon rated it it was amazing
"Veils" is a series of short stories about Persian women, all connected by a Tehran street called Ghanat Abad. Some of the women still live there; others have moved to other parts of the world.

Author Nahid Rachlin touches not only on life as a Muslim woman in these tales, but also the challenges of cross-cultural relationships. She examines relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children ... and deals effectively with the immigrant experience through all of the stories.

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Oct 27, 2015 Tammy Dominguez rated it it was amazing
Veils was tragically realistic and sorrowful. I do enjoy Nahid Rachlin's style of writing and her stories always touch my heart. I recommend this book.
My favorite story was The Poet's Visit.
Feb 18, 2008 Kimberly rated it really liked it
I chose this book to read today because I needed something that I could take to the laundry mat and not have to worry about losing my place.

I read about 2/3 of the book while doing my laundry and finished it at home. I liked the book because it paralleled her memoir Persian Girls in some of the stories. I recognized the stories, but they had a fictional flair and a twist. I enjoyed how she used her personal experiences to create some great stories of life in Iran.
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500 Great Books B...: Veils - Nahid Rachlin 1 10 Jul 14, 2014 11:43AM  
Books by Nahid Rachlin:
Nahid Rachlin went to Columbia University Writing Program on a Doubleday-Columbia Fellowship and then went on to Stanford University MFA program on a Stegner Fellowship. Her publications include a memoir, PERSIAN GIRLS (Penguin), four novels, JUMPING OVER FIRE (City Lights), FOREIGNER (W.W. Norton), MARRIED TO A STRANGER (E.P.Dutton-
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