To See and See Again
A Life in Iran and AmericaBook - 1999
When she was eleven years old, this author arrived in America with her family & five suitcases. Her American mother & Iranian father were fleeing Iran's Islamic Revolution. In the 1990s, she was the first member of her family to go back to Iran to visit her extended family & come to terms, as an adult, with the world she might have grown up in. To See & See Again is about three generations of a privileged Iranian family & about life in exile. The author describes the exotic Iran of her childhood; her family's attempt to lead a working-class life in Oregon; & her return to post-Revolution Iran, where she attends secret rock-&-roll parties, bakes bread with Kurdish separatists, & revisits her family's lost feudal empire, following the trail of Iran's volatile history with the West as she herself discovers how to synthesize both worlds. Compelling & lyrical, To See & See Again explores the complexity of the modern immigrant experience while offering an intimate portrait of a closed world on the verge of transformation.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Farrar, Straus, Giroux : 1999
Branch Call Number: 979.5 B148t
Characteristics: 361p illus