Mar 18, 11
Read from March 15 to 18, 2011
This is a beautiful book about a family of Jews in the ghetto of Tehran. For generations the women are cursed or destined to run away or perish in the attempt. When Lili sees her mother, Roxanna the Angel, fly away into the Iranian night, her life of sorrow has just begun. In a journey from the Avenue of Faith, through a whorehouse in Turkey, and a slum in Istanbul, then finally the streets of Los Angeles, Roxanna struggles to free herself and her abandoned daughter of their predestined future. A very enjoyable, and moving book, filled with magical realism, and ultimate hope.