Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith (Paperback)
|Author: Gina Barkhordar Nahai|
|When she is five years old, Lili, the narrator of this epic and magical tale, watches her mother, Roxanna the Angel, throw herself off the balcony of their house on the Avenue of Faith. Roxanna has left no farewell, no explanation. Her family''s subsequent search for her reveals no body. no sign of a fall, no trace of an escape. The only witness to Roxanna''s disappearance, Lili will spend the next thirteen years looking for her mother, wondering if she is alive, wondering why she left. |
This is the remarkable tale that follows Roxanna, born as a "bad-luck child" in the Jewish ghetto of Tehran, through the opulent world of Iran''s aristocracy, into the whorehouses of Turkey and at last, to Los Angeles -- the city of exiles -- where she and Lili arc reunited. Gina B. Nahai tells the story of a courageous circle of women standing on the edge of the past, reshaping their lives in America, the land of chances and choices.
From the Publisher:
An epic tale blending Persian and Jewish cultures travels from the Tehran's Jewish ghetto, through Turkish whorehouses, to Los Angeles as Lili, with the help of Aunt Miriam the Moon, searches for her magical mother Roxanna the Angel. By the author of Cry of the Peacock. Reprint.
"A skilled and inventive writer, Nahai demonstrates in MOONLIGHT ON THE AVENUE OF FAITH that even the darkest magic cannot defeat the extraordinary powers of love." - Edward Hower 05/30/1999