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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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"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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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 6 Jul 13, 2014 08:43PM  
Nahid Rachlin is the award-winning author of four critically acclaimed novels, including Foreigner, a short story collection, and, most recently, a memoir, Persian Girls, which was selected by Christopher Merrill as one of the four best books of 2006, now available in Penguin paperback. As a student she attended Columbia University MFA program on a Doubleday-Columbia Fellowship, then she went to S ...more
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