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یک روز مانده به عید پاک

In a small town on the edge of the Caspian Sea Edmond Lazarian and his best friend Tahereh pass their days playing together drifting between the delights of beachcombing and the joys of the sherbet

In a small town on the edge of the Caspian Sea, Edmond Lazarian and his best friend Tahereh pass their days playing together, drifting between the delights of beachcombing and the joys of the sherbet shop Although Edmond is Armenian and Tahereh is the Muslim daughter of the school s janitor, they remain blissfully unaware of the disquiet that ripples the surface calm of tIn a small town on the edge of the Caspian Sea, Edmond Lazarian and his best friend Tahereh pass their days playing together, drifting between the delights of beachcombing and the joys of the sherbet shop Although Edmond is Armenian and Tahereh is the Muslim daughter of the school s janitor, they remain blissfully unaware of the disquiet that ripples the surface calm of their close knit community Yet years later, when Edmond s daughter chooses a Muslim to marry, tensions inevitably build Unable to keep sidestepping the prejudices around him, Edmond is finally forced to make a choice, and one that will haunt him for years to come.From the critically acclaimed author of Things We Left Unsaid, The Space Between Us is a poignant, wistful story about belonging and otherness, pride and prejudice, and the pressures and family expectations that inform our decisions Brilliantly painting the landscape of intricate social conventions and private emotional conflict, Pirzad has produced an intimate portrait of ordinary Iranians living everyday lives.

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  1. Sally Whitehead says:
    Pirzad manages to capture an entire world in these deftly written 136 pages.On the one hand a beautifully captured portrait of everyday Iranian family life, on the other a seamless journey through a family s lifetime of love, loss and separation.Subtle and skilful characterisation make this a memorable short read.



  2. Chris says:
    I won a copy of this right here on I love the story and the characters in this book Pirzad develops the characters well, but I really wanted The conflict of religious beliefs seemed like a really good theme that wasn t explored to the fullest Also what happened to Edmond s friend That being said, the journal like qualities allowed me to get into Edmond s head I d honestly love it if the book was twice as long I really wanted and .It s a great novel for young adults and adults alike I d definit [...]




  3. Samanta S says:
    I received this book through First Reads It was a lovely story that took me into the world of Edmond, the character that the story revolved around It was like being in his head, reading the journal of his life This story was about an Armenian man, growing up in Iran As a born and bred Canadian, I was whisked into a land with a different culture and social customs quite beautifully.I truly enjoyed learning about the issues the character was surrounded by the role and submission of women, the clas [...]

  4. jeana says:
    This is a great book for anyone that may be struggling with cultural moral ideals that seem archaic I didn t know much about the Armenian culture but you don t have to in order to see the message and relate it to many other challenges in all walks of life Edmond is growing up in an Armenian town where most of the residents seem close minded His best friend is a Muslim and he is perfectly okay with that even though it is not the norm This is important because it reminds us that children are open [...]

  5. Zenochka says:
    A story with so much potential, but sadly too short I felt that some of the characters the protagonists parents especially his mother , Danique, Tahereh could have been expanded on The book relies heavily on the reader having some background knowledge of the region and the customs and traditions of the society it s set in and it makes for an easy read if you re familiar with those things It s a well written book but too short in my opinion, you re left with questions which is ok, but there s jus [...]

  6. Sam says:
    Zoya Pirzad has took me on a journey of her homelands traditions Iran When looking at the contents page I was confused there were no chapters just parts, three parts in fact The story is based on a young boy named Edmond, whom from the day he could walk basically fended for himself Serving breakfast not just for him but for his loving mother Throughout the story there is a link to Easter in each part The second part came along and suddenly he was an adult with a wife and daughter, then finally t [...]

  7. Cara says:
    I received The Space Between Us thanks to a First Reads giveaway This was a decent, quick read and I always enjoy reading about other cultures Prior to this I knew nothing about the Armenians living in Iran The story explores religious moral cultural themes which provided food for thought I also liked how it was separated into 3 parts, with Easter featuring in each section As other reviewers have noted, questions are left unanswered but overall it s a solid read.



  8. Delphine Chotteau says:
    Quel magnifique roman je n en attendais pas moins de Zoya Pirzad et de la traduction de cet auteur qui est toujours parfaite En Iran, un petit gar on arm nien se lie d amiti avec une petite fille musulmane, leur deux cultures s entre choquent.



  9. Audrey says:
    You enter the world of these characters in a very personal way There is a gentle rhythm and flow to the language and movement of time.


  10. Murray says:
    Generally enjoyable reading, though I struggled a bit with the ending, which seemed to come too quickly without explaining things.



  11. Luminalsl says:
    Une bien jolie plume et un livre tr s agr able lire Parfois le nombre de personnage m a d sar onn mais rien de bien m chant.


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