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The age of orphans

a novel

by Laleh Khadivi

  • 273 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Bloomsbury in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Orphans,
  • Fiction,
  • Kurds,
  • Conflict (Psychology)

  • About the Edition

    The story of a Kurdish boy forced to betray his people in service of the new Iranian nation, and the tragic consequences as he grows into manhood. Before following his father into battle, he had been like any other Kurdish boy: in love with his Maman, fascinated by birds and the rugged Zagros Mountains, dutiful to his stern and powerful Baba. But after he is orphaned in a massacre by the armies of Iran[alpha]s new shah, he is taken in by the very army that has killed his parents, renamed Reza Khourdi, and indoctrinated into the modern, seductive ways of the newly minted nation, careful to hide his Kurdish origins with every step. The Age of Orphans follows Reza through his meteoric rise in rank, his marriage to a proud Tehrani woman, and his eventual deployment, as a colonel, back to the Zagros Mountains and the ever-defiant Kurds. Here Reza is responsible for policing, and sometimes killing, his own people, and his carefully crafted persona begins to crack. Told with an evocative richness of language that recalls Michael Ondaatje or Anita Desai, the story of Reza Khourdi is that of the twentieth-century everyman, cast out from the clan in the name of nation, progress, and modernity, who cannot help but yearn for the impossible dreams of love, land, and home.

    Edition Notes

    StatementLaleh Khadivi
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3611.H315 A73 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination292 p. ;
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24744622M
    ISBN 101596916168
    ISBN 109781596916166
    LC Control Number2008032551
    OCLC/WorldCa235946152

    And so I created the story of Noa, a young Dutch girl cast out after becoming pregnant, who despite being alone and penniless nevertheless finds the courage to rescue one of the babies from the train. Khadivi takes the reader through a beautifully written, yet heartbreaking story. And hopefully someone to look up to. What consequences, if any, does he suffer for the murder?

    What do you think it was that drew them together? How did you feel about the ending? All these characteristics make orphans attractive characters for authors. Orphaned on the bloody battlefield, conscripted into the great column of the army and given a new name, he has quickly risen up the ranks, proving both his prowess in battle and allegiance to the Shah's troops.

    With his arms stretched out beside him he pretends to be a bird, to lift up The age of orphans book soar over this land: the land of his fathers and forefathers. Desperate to see the story to its conclusion, Snow convinces Sigrid to continue her quest to find the original Saint Sigrid. Perhaps even a magical world. Do not assimilate their property into your own. Sent at fifteen to a Kurdish village, he recognizes, instinctively, the patterns of the fields, the animal pens, and especially the scent of burning sage, and as the army tries to capture two Kurdish commanders, they engage in terrifying brutality. If you mix your property with theirs, they are your brothers…" The Quran, The Heifer: "Give orphans their property, and do not substitute bad things for good.


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Sent at fifteen to a Kurdish village, he recognizes, instinctively, the patterns of the fields, the animal pens, and especially the scent of burning sage, and as the army tries to capture two Kurdish commanders, they engage in terrifying brutality.

Just nine years old, the boy must stand alongside his men and fight for their land. Our favorite heroes grow up parentless for a purpose. How do his victims, particularly the little boy with a similar face and the girl he rapes, respond to his violent acts?

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Orphaning Sara helps with her character development, and young readers also coping with grief have someone to relate to. When the German army sent him on leave and ordered him to divorce his Jewish wife, he defied the order and instead joined his wife and children in hiding.

Images of boots recur throughout The Age of Orphans. His assignment to Kermanshah, a Kurdish city, inand his long residence there, bring his personal conflicts to a head.

The Age of Orphans is the first novel in a projected trilogy that will trace three generations of a Kurdish family—based loosely on her own—as they make their way to the United States and undergo the profound transformations of the immigrant experience.

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Here Reza is responsible for policing, and sometimes killing, his own people, and his carefully crafted persona begins to crack. Told with an evocative richness of language that recalls Michael Ondaatje or Anita Desai, the story of Reza Khourdi is that of the 20th century everyman, cast out from the clan in the name of nation, progress and modernity who cannot help but leave behind a shadow that yearns for the impossible drea.Nov 01,  · By the pdf I encountered “The Age of Innocence,” in the summer ofalmost nobody was alive who could even remember the s.

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