Book Reviews of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith

Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith
Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith
Author: Gina B. Nahai
ISBN-13: 9780151003884
ISBN-10: 0151003882
Publication Date: 3/20/1999
Pages: 376
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Hardcover
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Provides insight into Iranian Jewry.
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If you like Gabriel Garcia Marquez you will love Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith. The story follows Roxanna, born a bad luck child in Tehran, through her life in the ghettos of Tehran through the aristocracy. Then to Turkey and finally to Los Angeles. She leaves her daughter in Tehran only to reunite in LA. Reads like magic.
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Very good book, it took me out of the winter gloom for a few hours!
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Excellent; fairy tale, educational, moving; surreal.

Just wanted to mention that the ending is... well... After all the magic realism, she abandons the realism part... and delves into the completely abstract. I was enjoying myself fancying that the story was "real" and not just a metaphor for her essentially essay-like study of exile (author is a scholar of exile).... but, near the end, she makes it clear it's a metaphor. Darn. I was enjoying the illusion. Still, a really powerful and highly engaging read. You're not going to waste your money here, I promise.
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Inside look at generations of women's lives in Iran. Their families, their husbanks and their dreams for their children.
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One star studded night, five yr old Lili witnesses her mo ther, Roxanna the Angel sprout wings and vanish into the sky undisturbed the rules of gravity. Roxanna leaves no farewll, no word of explanation, no trace of existance. Lili's subsequent search for her mother spurred by the tireless effors of her aunt Miriam the Moon is at the heart of the tale that follows Roxanna, born as a bad luck child in the harsh Jewish ghetto of Tehran, through the opulent world of Iran's aristocracy to the whorehouses of Turkey and beyond to present day LA.
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Intrestin,story
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Didn't read it yet....probably won't.