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The Girl from the Garden

(2015)
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An extraordinary new writer makes her literary debut with this suspenseful novel of desire, obsession, power, and vulnerability, in which a crisis of inheritance leads to the downfall of a wealthy family of Persian Jews in early-twentieth-century Iran.For all his wealth and success, Asher Malacouti the head of a prosperous Jewish family living in the Iranian town of Kermanshah cannot have the one thing he desires above all: a male son. His young wife Rakhel, trapped in an oppressive marriage at a time when a woman s worth is measured by her fertility, is made desperate by her failure to conceive and grows jealous and vindictive.Her despair is compounded by her sister-in-law Khorsheed s pregnancy and her husband s growing desire for Kokab, his cousin s wife. Frustrated by his wife s inability to bear him an heir, Asher makes a fateful choice that will shatter the household and drive Rakhel to dark extremes to save herself and preserve her status within the family.Witnessed through the memories of the family s only surviving daughter, Mahboubeh, now an elderly woman living in Los Angeles, "The Girl from the Garden" unfolds the complex, tragic history of her family in a long-lost Iran of generations past. Haunting, suspenseful, and inspired by events in the author s own family, it is an evocative and poignant exploration of sacrifice, betrayal, and the indelible legacy of the families that forge us."

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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Girl from the Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Parnaz Foroutan
ISBN: 0-06-238838-X / 978-0-06-238838-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girl from the Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Parnaz Foroutan
ISBN: 0-06-238839-8 / 978-0-06-238839-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girl from the Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Parnaz Foroutan
ISBN: 0-06-241801-7 / 978-0-06-241801-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girl from the Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Parnaz Foroutan
ISBN: 0-06-244286-4 / 978-0-06-244286-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Girl from the Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Parnaz Foroutan
ISBN: 1-5046-2553-6 / 978-1-5046-2553-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Girl from the Garden
Author(s): Parnaz Foroutan
ISBN: 1-5046-2552-8 / 978-1-5046-2552-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Girl from the Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Parnaz Foroutan
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Girl from the Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Parnaz Foroutan
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon CA   


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