Caspian Rain

Gina B. Nahai (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$14.00
Publisher
Macadam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated
Publish Date
January 20, 2015
Pages
298
Dimensions
6.36 X 1.0 X 9.23 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781596922518
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About the Author

Gina B. Nahai is the author of Cry of the Peacock (winner of the Los Angeles Arts Council Award for Fiction), Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith (finalist for the Orange Prize in England and the IMPAC award in Dublin), and Sunday s Silence. Her novels have been translated into sixteen languages and are taught at universities and high schools nationwide. Nahai was a contributing author to The Modern Jewish Girl s Guide to Guilt, which won the 2005 Jewish Book Award, and her writing has also appeared in the "Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Magazine," and the" Jewish Journal of Los Angeles." Nahai currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a professor of creative writing at the University of Southern California and is at work on a new novel."

Reviews

" A skilled and inventive writer, Nahai demonstrates in Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith that even the darkest magic cannot defeat the extraordinary powers of love... Nahai has achieved some wonderful effects, infusing everyday events with miraculous radiance."
-- "New York Times Book Review"
" Entrancing... a voice that never loses its poise, that balances cynicism with hope, warmth with satire, the heavy ballast of life with the exhilaration of being borne aloft."
-- "Los Angeles Times"
" ... exotic, terrifying, and endlessly alluring. She has the ability to deploy the telling detail, to write... a marvelous sentence... passages that contain a wonderful, authentic rhythm."
-- "Washington Post Book World"
" ... exactly the kind of book that Americans need to be reading right now, a book in which East and West collide, not only in war, but in love. Nahai writes equally well about these two worlds, both beautiful and cruel, both filled with serpents real and imagined. The novel is a testament to the fact that even at our strangest we are not so different, that at our strangest we are most alike."
-- "San Francisco Chronicle"
"A skilled and inventive writer, Nahai demonstrates in Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith that even the darkest magic cannot defeat the extraordinary powers of love...Nahai has achieved some wonderful effects, infusing everyday events with miraculous radiance."
-- "New York Times Book Review"
"Entrancing...a voice that never loses its poise, that balances cynicism with hope, warmth with satire, the heavy ballast of life with the exhilaration of being borne aloft."
-- "Los Angeles Times"
.,."exotic, terrifying, and endlessly alluring. She has the ability to deploy the telling detail, to write...a marvelous sentence...passages that contain a wonderful, authentic rhythm."
-- "Washington Post Book World"
.,."exactly the kind of book that Americans need to be reading right now, a book in which East and West collide, not only in war, but in love. Nahai writes equally well about these two worlds, both beautiful and cruel, both filled with serpents real and imagined. The novel is a testament to the fact that even at our strangest we are not so different, that at our strangest we are most alike."
-- "San Francisco Chronicle"
"Nahai's alluring poetic style draws us into the lives of her female characters...captivating prose...a powerful testament to Iranian women's fight against oppression."
--"Ms. Magazine"
"Nahai's story of a haunted Jewish family in Tehran during the shah's last years possesses the dark beauty and harsh lessons of a fairy tale...Nahai's poetic and cathartic drama speaks for all silenced women, for all who are tyrannized."
--"Booklist" STARRED review
.,."both a riveting family drama and compelling historical fiction...The multiple ways Jews and Muslims intersect is also clearly presented, offering a fascinating glimpse into Persian life prior to the 1979 insurgency. Richly detailed, emotionally intense, and tremendously moving, this work is highly recommended."
--"Library Journal "STARRED review
"In her stirring fourth novel, Nahai explores the struggles of an Iranian family in the tenuous decade before the Islamic revolution...a poignant tale of a 'damaged family.'"
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Filled with hope and despair, Caspian Rain is Nahai's most emotional and inspiring novel yet. Nahai's heroine -- the inspired and inspiring Yaas -- learns the lessons of obedience, subservience, and forbearance, and then chooses a surprising and unexpected path."
--Lisa See, author of Peony in Love and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
"Unexpected and heartrending, but also witty, elegiac, sophisticated and edgy. Caspian Rain is a beautiful book."
--Chris Abani, author of Graceland and The Virgin of Flames
"In Caspian Rain, Gina Nahai writes with subtlety and grace about the unappeasable forces of culture, class and family which shape the life of a young girlgrowing up in Jewish Tehran before the mullahs."
--Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander and Paint it Black
"Caspian Rain" "once more proves Gina B. Nahai's ability to create through her wonderfully lyrical prose a fictional world that, while rooted in a particular culture and history, is universally relevant and appealing."
--Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nahai's alluring poetic style draws us into the lives of her female characters captivating prose a powerful testament to Iranian women's fight against oppression.
"Ms. Magazine"
Nahai s story of a haunted Jewish family in Tehran during the shah s last years possesses the dark beauty and harsh lessons of a fairy tale Nahai s poetic and cathartic drama speaks for all silenced women, for all who are tyrannized.
"Booklist" STARRED review
both a riveting family drama and compelling historical fiction The multiple ways Jews and Muslims intersect is also clearly presented, offering a fascinating glimpse into Persian life prior to the 1979 insurgency. Richly detailed, emotionally intense, and tremendously moving, this work is highly recommended.
"Library Journal "STARRED review
In her stirring fourth novel, Nahai explores the struggles of an Iranian family in the tenuous decade before the Islamic revolution a poignant tale of a damaged family.
"Publishers Weekly"
Filled with hope and despair, Caspian Rain is Nahai's most emotional and inspiring novel yet. Nahai's heroine the inspired and inspiring Yaas learns the lessons of obedience, subservience, and forbearance, and then chooses a surprising and unexpected path.
Lisa See, author of Peony in Love and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Unexpected and heartrending, but also witty, elegiac, sophisticated and edgy. Caspian Rain is a beautiful book.
Chris Abani, author of Graceland and The Virgin of Flames
In Caspian Rain, Gina Nahai writes with subtlety and grace about the unappeasable forces of culture, class and family which shape the life of a young girl growing up in Jewish Tehran before the mullahs.
Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander and Paint it Black
Caspian Rain" "once more proves Gina B. Nahai's ability to create through her wonderfully lyrical prose a fictional world that, while rooted in a particular culture and history, is universally relevant and appealing.
Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran"