Caspian Rain: A Novel

Title

Caspian Rain: A Novel

Authors

Gina B. Nahai

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Caspian Rain: A Novel by Gina B. Nahai

In the decade before the Islamic Revolution, Iran is a country on the brink of explosion. Twelve-year-old Yaas is born into an already divided family: her father is the son of wealthy Iranian Jews who are integrated into the country's mostly Muslim, upper-class elite while her mother grew up in the slums of South Tehran, one street away from the old Jewish ghetto. Yaas spends her childhood navigating the many layers of Iranian society. When her parents' marriage begins to crumble and the country moves ever closer toward revolution, Yaas is plagued by a mysterious, terrifying illness. But despite her ailment, Yaas becomes determined to save herself and her family.

ISBN

9781596922518

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Keywords

Jewish, Iran, deafness

Disciplines

American Literature | Jewish Studies

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