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By Dina Nayeri

ISBN-10: 1594487049

ISBN-13: 9781594487040

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A magical novel a few younger Iranian lady lifted from grief via her robust mind's eye and love of Western culture.

growing to be up in a small rice-farming village in Eighties Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her dual sister, Mahtab, are captivated by means of the US. they preserve lists of English phrases and gather unlawful Life magazines, tv indicates, and rock tune. So whilst her mom and sister disappear, leaving Saba and her father by myself in Iran, Saba is bound that they have got moved to the United States with out her. yet her mom and dad have taught her that “all destiny is written within the blood,” and that twins will reside an identical existence, whether separated by way of land and sea. As she grows up within the heat and group of her neighborhood village, falls out and in of affection, and struggles with the constrained chances in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there's in a different way for her tale to spread. someplace, it needs to be that her sister resides the Western model of this existence. And the place Saba’s global has the entire grit and brutality of actual existence less than the hot Islamic regime, her sister’s adventure provides her a freedom and regulate that Saba can basically dream of.
full of a colourful forged of characters and offered in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of japanese storytelling with glossy Western prose, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is a story approximately reminiscence and the significance of controlling one’s personal destiny.

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A magical novel a couple of younger Iranian lady lifted from grief by way of her strong mind's eye and love of Western culture.

becoming up in a small rice-farming village in Nineteen Eighties Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her dual sister, Mahtab, are captivated by means of the US. they maintain lists of English phrases and gather unlawful lifestyles magazines, tv indicates, and rock track. So whilst her mom and sister disappear, leaving Saba and her father by myself in Iran, Saba is sure that they have got moved to the USA with no her. yet her mom and dad have taught her that “all destiny is written within the blood,” and that twins will dwell a similar lifestyles, no matter if separated by way of land and sea. As she grows up within the heat and group of her neighborhood village, falls out and in of affection, and struggles with the constrained chances in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there's differently for her tale to spread. someplace, it has to be that her sister resides the Western model of this lifestyles. And the place Saba’s international has all of the grit and brutality of genuine existence below the recent Islamic regime, her sister’s adventure provides her a freedom and keep watch over that Saba can basically dream of.
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The respect doesn’t come from being a doctor, Mahtab jan. It comes from the washing. They pretend it’s not true, but you hear it when you burn dinner because you were busy with a poem, God forbid. ” And then Maman reminds her that having her own money is the most important thing a girl can do for herself. She reminds Mahtab about sweet old Khanom Omidi, and how she spends her days tending house and selling her leftover yogurt for pocket money. It’s never very much, but it’s important that she does it.

It comes from the washing. They pretend it’s not true, but you hear it when you burn dinner because you were busy with a poem, God forbid. ” And then Maman reminds her that having her own money is the most important thing a girl can do for herself. She reminds Mahtab about sweet old Khanom Omidi, and how she spends her days tending house and selling her leftover yogurt for pocket money. It’s never very much, but it’s important that she does it. That’s what Maman told us and I’ve seen it myself.

You need four for a full table. And look at the future that is now planted in Mahtab’s mind: she will be an American shahzadeh in a magazine, with four dresses in as many photos and a quiet, light-skinned man with old money and new thoughts. She has American ambition now, the kind you see in movies about orphans. Now Mahtab is the sort of girl who worries—about money, about love, about her future. There are so many things that America has taught her to want. The next day Mahtab goes to the library.

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