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The Resource The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty, Marsha Mehran

The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty, Marsha Mehran

Label
The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty
Title
The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty
Statement of responsibility
Marsha Mehran
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Buenos Aires during the Falklands War, this is the story of a group of displaced Iranian refugees living in a multi-level Beaux Arts building in the city centre. The inhabitants of the building form an eclectic community: a poetry loving ex-prisoner and his daughter; a promising medical student; a visionary beautician; a newlywed couple with a dark past; a young revolutionary; an eccentric pilgrim of Mecca; and at the heart of the group Zadi Heirati, a single mother struggling to make ends meet at the beauty salon she operates from her apartment. Drawn together by a revolution in their homeland, they find solace in weekly poetry meetings. The words they share inspire each to turn inward and discover beauty long buried. As a new war unfolds in their adopted country, this group of disenchanted individuals begins to form a family. At once familiar and extraordinary, this moving story weaves disparate lives together into a tapestry of unique grace, wit and lyricism
Member of
Summary
Fleeing the Iranian revolution, single mother Zadi Heirati arrives in Buenos Aires and opens a beauty salon which becomes the spiritual hub for her eclectic neighbors
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462533
Cataloging source
ANL
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1977-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mehran, Marsha
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Refugees
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Iranians
  • Women immigrants
  • Iran
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty, Marsha Mehran
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of words and phrases
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000051748059
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780732288419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)853272400
Label
The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty, Marsha Mehran
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of words and phrases
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000051748059
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780732288419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)853272400

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