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Talking Power: The Politics Of Language Lakoff Robin Tolmach 0465083595 9780465083596 Persian Brides is a novel of rare beauty and extraordinary accomplishment. Set at the turn of the century in the fictional Persian village of Om
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Talking Power: The Politics Of Language by Lakoff Robin Tolmach

Persian Brides is a novel of rare beauty and extraordinary accomplishment. Set at the turn of the century in the fictional Persian village of Omerijan, it tells the magical story of two young girls -- Flora and Nazie Ratoryan -- and their many neighbors in the almond tree alley in Omerijan where they live.<P>Fifteen-years-old, pregnant, and recently abandoned by her cloth-merchant husband, Flora longs desperately for the return of her unborn babys father. Nazie consoles and pities her, and though she is still a child of eleven, she yearns -- just as desperately -- for her own future marriage. Although the narrative spans only two days, it branches out and back, encompassing the lives and histories of many of Omerijans inhabitants.<P>Rabinyans vivid depiction of the village is a sensual feast, recreating the odors and flavors, the colors, sounds, and textures of everyday life. A masterful blend of fantasy and reality, the narrative forcefully conveys the shocking cruelties endured by many of the characters while at the same time weaving a modern-day Arabic legend where snakes offer jewels in exchange for milk and death is thwarted by appeasing the village demons. Written with passion and elegance, Persian Brides brings a rich array of characters to life -- telling of their hardships without ever losing the magic and wonder that is so much a part of their lives.

Author: Lakoff Robin Tolmach

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 1992-05-31

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