This joke about Peire Rogier's originality, the insinuation that he should resort to singing from a psalter instead of composing his own songs, can be funny only if originality was the norm.
When tragedy hits their family only days after the Iran Revolution began with the fall of the Shah inmajor depression sweeps several family members as together they face tremendous terror, which grips each one.
Several go into denial of the facts thinking is best for the y Rahimeh Andalibian is a successful woman. Several go into denial of the facts thinking is best for the youngsters, but this choice is so blinding that impact leads each family member to disconnect from one another to seek a workable path as they struggle for survival.
The strong bonds of love is so damaged that it will be many years and many wrong choices before they slowly reconnect and rebuild; much credit goes to Rahimeh's deep devotion to them serving as the impetus to guide them to a path of true healing and recovery.
It took several days of contemplation for me just to summarize only the highlights without exposing the details best told by author. Although there are a few places in the story where the reader wonders if an event isn't out of sequential order; however, this is a minor defect that does not impact the deeper truths the author conveys.
Rahimeh does an excellent job creating vivid scenes, so that you too can smell the flowers as she walks past the garden and appreciate the grandeur of the Rose Hotel that her father built from the ground up Dialogue between two friends about the waywardness among youth a very young man with only a dream and no funds of his own, to a elegant hotel visited by tourists to Mecca the world over.
They were admired in their community and quite wealthy. Ironically, her father tries to do a good deed from which springs a misunderstanding that gets lost among the revolution's chaos.
Ultimately, this misunderstanding spins out of control, the result being the family experiences several dire consequences leaving them emotionally wounded, penniless and fleeing their homeland.
They end up living in to a one room apartment in Great Britain and eventually relocate to Southern California to rebuild their lives and finances. As the children attempt to assimilate into a culture wildly different than their homeland, things turn sour once again.
As Rahimeh struggles to find her own identity and heal her own pain, she realizes this will only happen if each individual family members address their pain and accepts the life paths that others have taken. Rahimeh has done an exceptional job introducing each family member honestly with their strengths and weaknesses respectfully.
Her courage is admirable, yet she never boasts of her role in the healing that evolves. The love this family exhibits is tangible. The story has so many tragedies, it could be a Greek play. There are frequent mentions of the beliefs and practices of Islam, which are integral to understanding the reasons out of which many of the situations arose.
It is shared in such a way that no one regardless of their faith or spiritual practices would find it as a tool for conversion or insulting to another faith.
I recommend this story as an example of the resilience and strength this family found through their persecutions and losses. There is not a wasted word. As I read, my interest never flagged. Thank you to Amazon Vine for providing this book in exchange for a honest review. In an atmosphere of discontent as the Islamic Revolution brewsHaji not only agrees to hide Ayatollah Khabazi an intimate in the Khomeini circle, and his family but to find and hold two young rapists in a room in the hotel because of the warped justice system.
When the boys repent of their wrongdoing, not only are they forgiven but the compassionate Haji gives them part-time work in the hotel.
It is this deed that unleashes a wave of trouble that brings death, financial loss and years of misfortune to the Andaliban family as well as sweeping them away from their home in Iran to England and finally America. Rahimeh Andaliban recounts her family's heartbreaking journey of loss after injustice steals the life of her brother Abdollah.
This is a beautiful and powerful story of a family's struggle through tragedy, mood disorderssecrets and trauma as they become a beacon of light for others who can learn from their imperfections, resilience, courage and love for one another.
Written with exquisite sensitivity and wit, this memoir by one of Mexico’s foremost men of letters describes coming of age during the violence of the Mexican Revolution and “living dangerously” as an openly homosexual man in a brutally machista society. This is a wonderful jaunt to a villa in Italy and a sparkling summer among friends and lovers. Feels like a play with a lot of dialogue and character development, and not much fun though it is. The Bible looks upon marriage not as a social contract between two individuals that may be dissolved at will; rather, it looks upon marriage as a mystery. Things having to do with spiritual life have taken on a feminine image. Girls dominate church youth groups, as their mothers dominate the church. foolishness, ignorance, and.
Through her memories of the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini and the flagrant abuses of his morality police she brings to life to Iran's historical past with the dawn of an Islamic Revolution that brings tragedy to the Andaliban's doorstep sending them into poverty in England.
But where there is faith and courage there's hope. As events unfold in this finely -tuned narrative Haji Andaliban struggles not only to provide for his family, support his wife through her acute depression but to bring his two sons and daughter Rahimeh to England.
In a destiny that sees the family settle in America, opening a carpet store and integrating into the Iranian community, trouble is never far behind as lies and secrets about Abdollah's death begin to unravel. With heartwarming honesty Rahimeh Andaliban looks at the vulnerabilities and imperfections of her family as they struggle with culture shock, divorces, illness, depression, teenage rebellion and divorces.
Yet through all their pain and heartbreak they fight to make their dreams a reality with steadfast determination. In the "The Rose Hotel" you're swept emotionally into the life of the Andalibans.
You laugh with Zain who shares his humour and his Kit Kats; are drawn to the gentle, calmness of Iman; to the weighty burdens and commitment of Hadi; to the strength, unwavering devotion and faith of Haji and the love and selflessness of their mother who craves her own financial independence.
From a happy, contented child in Iraq, to a student labelled and bullied in America Rahimeh Andaliban is a shining example of willpower and endurance as she's struggles not only to help her family but against tradition so she guide others through their trauma.
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