Language: English Brand New. Collecting forbidden paraphernalia in her fascination with America, young Saba Hafezi of 1980s Iran becomes convinced that her suddenly missing mother and twin sister have departed for America without her, a situation that compels her to envision her twin s Western life throughout subsequent years. Simultaneous. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Growing up in a small fishing village in 1980s Iran, 11-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister Mahtab are fascinated by America. They keep lists of English vocabulary words and collect contraband copies of Life magazine and Bob Dylan cassettes. So when Saba suddenly finds herself abandoned, alone with her father in Iran, she is certain that her mother and twin have moved to America without her. Bereft, she aches for her lost mother and sister, and for the Western life she believes she is being denied.
All her life Saba has been taught that 'fate is in the blood,' which must mean that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. Thus, as time passes and Saba falls in and out of love and struggles with the limited possibilities available to her as a woman in Iran, she imagines a simultaneous, parallel life - a Western version, for her sister. But where Saba's story has all the grit and brutality of real life in post-revolutionary Iran, her sister's life - as Saba envisions it - gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of.
Filled with a colourful cast of characters, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is told in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with straightforward Western prose to form a wholly original story about the importance of controlling your own fate.
There's a kaleidoscopic quality to Dina Nayeri's prose, evoking the beat of Eastern storytelling, while its cadences remain resolutely American... The novel's message, however, is universal: we must do all we can to control our own fates. --Daily Mail
Infused with the prose of nostalgia, revelling in the simplicity of a rural culture that is gradually being eroded by ruthless oppression. Skilled writers such as Nayeri, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner) and Hisham Matar (Anatomy of a Disappearance) play a crucial role in making the personal political. --The Age
This ambitious novel set in northern Iran in the decade after the 1979 revolution contains not a teaspoon but a ton of history, imagination, and longing. --Publishers Weekly
It's hard to believe A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is Nayeri's first novel as colorful phrases dance throughout this epic tale of grief and love, memory and myth. --Baltimore Times
A gripping tale of female oppression. --Australian Woman's Weekly
Titre : A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea
Éditeur : Blackstone Audiobooks
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed..
Description du livre No binding. État : Good. Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. audio book. N° de réf. du libraire 012-5D8A-XX57
Description du livre Blackstone Audio, Inc., U.S.A., 2013. Audio CD. État : Good. 13 AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library collection. We will polish each individual Audio CD for a smooth quality of sound. Some library notation to the set. Enjoy this worthwhile AUDIO CD performance. N° de réf. du libraire 20154224966171
Description du livre État : Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. N° de réf. du libraire 97814708481945.0
Description du livre Blackstone Audio. État : BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Audiobook on Library CD - Unabridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. N° de réf. du libraire 2219464
Description du livre Blackstone Audio Inc, 2013. Compact Disc. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.00x7.00x2.00 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 1470848198