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Vermeer to Eternity eBle pain and sufferingven betrayal and death Bringing a child into the world creates fertile soil for repeating family dynamics the good as well as the bad As Nahid and Masood Heaven to Betsy escape to Sweden they are not prepared for all they bring with them and all they leave behindAram Nahid s daughter is a young woman when the novel opens Masood has just died Aram is distraught that her mother is dying and Nahid is not always sympathetic to Aram smotions She is the one receiving the fruit of our labors of all our losses She inherits So B. It everything we hoped for and all the things we took for granted Freedom Possibilities Life She is the one who gets to live And here she is feeling sorry for herself She wants to tell Aram thatverything disappears All worlds All people You are a child of war you are a refugee Did you think we left it behind That it is something you can Cabaret escape Read a history book Nothingndures For all of Nahid s life she s watched things disappear and "suffered loss of her family her marriage and the way she d "loss of her family her marriage and the way she d to truly be with Aram Nahid tells Aram that she will suffer this same fate Once you are transplanted you are no longer the same it took Nahid such a long time to realize this and gradually she sees it will be the same fate for Aram the child of refugeesAs a psychotherapist I know it is asier to show anger than pain It feels safer In her last days Nahid realizes that as she is dying she chose to fight death instead of sueezing the last out of life She looks back at her time in the revolution and the betrayals that were her responsibility acts she still runs from in the present She understands that she has fled from her country from people she loved and has been trying to assimilate in Sweden However what you ve fled from lives with you as vividly as the strange new life you re trying to adapt toMs Bonde is a splendid writer and Ms Wessel s translation reads flawlessly This is most certainly one of my ten best books of 2018 Thank you Elyse for your recommendation of this beautiful book I am at a loss for words I almost feel like there s no point in me reading anything any I guess this is it my reading "life has peaked What We Owe is one of those books that will define my "has peaked What We Owe is one of those books that will define my life Written in xplosive sentences and gut punching prose it
Tells The Story Of Nahid Who Fled The Iranian Revolution the story of Nahid who fled the Iranian revolution Sweden in the late 1970s Now at almost Well that tore my heart out Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde has crafted a beautiful debut novel in What We Owe about an Iranian nurse Nahid who lives in Sweden and has learned that she has terminal cancer One of the things I love about the book is that Nahid isn t a perfect sympathetic character She has made bad decisions she has regrets she is gruff and can be unkind and at times is downright mean to her only child her daughter Aram And yet the reader is drawn to her and her compelling storyAs a young college student in Iran Nahid felt the winds of freedom in the air There weren t many days left until the university semester started and I had so much faith in that place In what could happen when thinking people were brought together In my na vet the length of my skirt was a primary concern was one of my first thoughts I should have shorter skirts I should be a free woman with free legsSoon Nahid and her boyfriend soon to be husband Masood became revolutionaries I think now we were idiots We had verything We had verything you could really wish for We were the most fortunate people in our country In many ways we had than the truly rich We had a future to build with our own hands Saber He should have been satisfied with becoming a well dressed man with a beautiful wife and a house and kids and cars and whiskey But no We constructed principles We wanted true freedom We wanted it for ourselves but above all we wanted it for Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice everyonelse That was the attraction the beauty To bear the weight of justice on our shoulders To be soldiers for justice We thought it was in our hands That it was something we could En plein coeur enact Na ve idiotic children But it was the best thing I ve done in my life Sometimes I wish it had been my life What came later that I could have done without But the revolution does notvolve in the way that. Oughts She yearns yet fails to connect with her only daughter Aram As the rawness of death draws near Nahid should want to protect Aram from pain She knows she should Yet what is a daughter but one born to share in her mother’s painAt fifty Nahid is no stranger to death As a Marxist revolutionary in ighties Iran she saw loved ones killed in the street and. Others have said it better for this book Especially within the point made upon so much of a "Human Life S Core Being "life s core being in these short succinct sharp searing 200 pagers More so than the 400 or 500 page lyrical tomes For sure For my reading that is true This one is like having a 3rd
burn over 50% of your body being 10 days wrapped and someone ripping the Dance Real Slow entire bindings off in tearing pull of a screamchoI would not suggest the thin skinned or highly sensitive to introspection mood reaction or analysis of safety reading this book Some others have called it beautiful For me it was just real As The Art of Memoir early death is as cancer is as war and destruction to strangers absolutely is But still thentire life tale told in the 1st person IS one cored in
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different levels of nearly continual misery Misery in outcome as well as levels of nearly continual misery Misery in outcome as well as cognition for guilt and a subseuent The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life embracing toward victim hood as a kind of misery repayment to karmaIran has 1000 s no 10000 s of these tales to be told It s not just the holy menither who are running those torture buildings When I read a book like this I am so glad that my son s father in law came to the USA as a young man and left most of Iran behind And wish he wouldn t return to it as often as he does I have a little sister who is 9 years younger I can t imagine the impulses for this woman narrator to include her little sister nor the outcomes offor such a string of disasters Her life could never ver be the same While reading I was sitting with the rocking Mother while waiting by the gateThe way this book was 1st person narrated in such an intense manic degree of screaming and stark language usually repelling in anger too was 5 star And the word craft was xcellent No other method of prose could have been better nuanced for this conditionThis is a book I m glad I read at the nd of my book year as well Now I can start the next year much fresher and with kinder % copy in my TBR pile More joyful stories of course included Because this one is full boat the opposite This is a very soulful sorrowful book It left me with the feeling of normous sadnessIt is about living and dying and how short life is and how some of us caught in the darkest PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition events of history have so little prep I ve always carried my death with me Nahid reflects in the opening sentence of this bookAnd indeed she has From her childhood in Iran when she and her boyfriend later husband were budding revolutionaries to later on as refugees to Sweden Nahid hasxperienced than her share of loss Now in mid life and diagnosed with aggressive ovarian cancer Nahid looks back unsparingly at the times that have formed the person she is in gut wrenching detailThrough her memories a real person Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography emerges shorn of the sentimentality that usually surrounds a woman whose life is being cut short We learn that she is and has been a demanding and often abrasive mother to her daughter Aram whom she loves fiercely and yetmotionally abuses We discover that she can betray if necessary and that she can survive The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, even when she s counted out There are some fine scenes that center on motherhood her own and her mother s as well as what it means to actually find peaceThose who judge their characters by likeability might have a hard time with the complexity of Nahid She is in turnsnraged cruel pity filled strong weak and honest The prose itself moves forward with machine like precision This is a novel about self forgiveness and the reverberations of violence through all the years of one s life It is a fine if unnerving book Nahid has led a life of terrible suffering lossregret and rage Now at 55 years of age the doctors tell her she has stage 4 incurable cancer with not much longer to live As she deals with this news she looks back at her life and gradually reveals those incidents in her life that have so filled her with anger and painOnce a young woman in Iran she is filled with hope for her destiny She is an activist and marches against the new regime She wants uality for all and her belief is in Marxism not dictatorship She also has a great love for Masood a fellow comrade and Nahid gets pregnant with his child She finds out however that marching for justice can lead to immeasura. Nahid has six months left to live Or so the doctors say But Nahid is not the type to trust anyone She resents the cancer diagnosis she has been given and the doctor who has given it to her Bubbling inside her is also resentment toward life as it turned out and the fact that it will go on without her She feels alone alone with her illness and alone with her th. Nahid hoped and soon they are in hiding for their lives and must leave with their infant daughter You don t leave because you give up you leave to do something make something Build something that s like a middle finger in the face of all the shit that has happened People often see me as a victim They xpect me to be weak submissive As a refugee woman I don t understand their thinking Don t they realize I m here because I m strong That it takes strength not to give up to refuse to accept misery and oppression Sometimes I wonder if they think they re strong that strength comes from never
hardship If they think placid life builds resilienceSuch an amazing book packed in a short immensely readable package I found myself making dozens of highlights I found myself angry joyous and sad I found myself sobbing I almost always love a book that gives me a good cryI ncourage all to pick up this book and read it It won t take you anytime at all Idealism unbearable loss and survival I am blown away by the powerful stories I have read lately in these shorter paged books A story of a life nding too soon Nahid once had hopes for the future In Iran part of an idealistic group that believed in a better and fairer future for their country suffers a horrible loss that will affect the rest of her life and thst of her daughter Fleeing their country they become refugees settling in SwedenThe scars we carry with us the pain that never dissolves the feeling of never belonging all part of Nahids life Her voice as she tells her story is haunting her pain and snguish almost unbearable her wanting so large it takes her over Mothers and daughters the ties that bind but that can also strangle Not a happy little book "BUT IT HAS A RAW HONESTY "it has a raw honesty the life of those who spend their lives where they feel they do not belong Those that carry the pain from the reason they had to flee unable to absolve themselvesSand streams down to the The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl earth because that s where it belongs We can lift it capture it transport it Butven after oceans of time pass by Exile and Pilgrim even after we ve carried it across thousands of miles sand will seek thearth again when the opportunity arises So we are all bought back to our originsRoots and feeling rootless makes one think about all the refugees seeking shelter A difficult book to read motionally but one that does nd on a note of hope Makes one think and feel as only the best of books can Update GREAT Kindle deal todaythis is a 299 download special Its an impossible book to put down Terrific novel that grabs you and won t let goNO SPOILERS NO COMPLETE FLOW OF CONTEXT EITHERjust small tidbitshoping to light a fire of your curiosity JUST READ THIS BOOK OH MY GOD or OMG This popular slang xpression FITS THIS NOVELYOU will be "CHAINED TO IT Fast to read Nothing fluffy kinda shocking GUT GUT "TO IT Fast to read Nothing fluffy kinda shocking GUT GUT wrenchingOMG Ripped my guts out Much to think about long after done reading The hope of making anything other than pain from pain died We couldn t stay We couldn t protect ourselves and we couldn t protect our child Shame For lack of principles For not standing up for anything at all during the interrogation For leaving my mother with the loss two daughter s a war a revolutionA language they didn t understand people called them towelheadsShame ashamedwith justifications This is for our children This is a review from Kirkus I couldn t agree MORE Spare and devastating Translated gorgeously and simply by Wessel Nahid s sentences are short and thrillingly brutal and the result is xhilarating Hashemzadeh Bonde unafraid of ugliness and seemingly unconcerned with likability has produced a startling meditation on death national identity and motherhood Always arresting never sentimental gut wrenching though not without hope RivetingHIGHLY RECOMMENDED Absolutely love the writing style and can t wait to read this author again 45 stars for this one Thanks to the amazing Elyse for this oneWow This book packs one hell of a punchThere is no future Think if people knew You put so much time into planning for the future and then it doesn t ven xist Who would have thoughtNahid is diagnosed with cancer and given six months to live although the doctors don t know how long it will take. Was forced to flee to Sweden She and her husband abandoned their roots to build a new life in a new country They told themselves they did it for their newborn daughter so she could live free But now as she stands on the precipice facing death Nahid understands that what you thought you scaped will never let you go And without roots can you ver truly be free.
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