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A Palace in Paradise

1 May 2019

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A Palace in Paradise is a novel about the complex Iranian refugee and immigrant community in Toronto and the way in which one woman's death changes the lives of many others. The people in this community are connected by family ties, cultural ties, romance, and the fact that, as immigrants, they not only share a culture, but they also share a past of political violence. Several were at one time imprisoned in Evin, a notorious jail in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Some were unable to withstand the daily torture and constant physical pain they were subjected to in Evin, and thus began to cooperate with the jail's authorities and participate in the torturing, even execution, of other prisoners. Many are incapable of having a normal life even after being released from the prison, and having immigrated to Canada to start a new life. Parvaneh, a social worker, accepts her friend, Ferdous, even though she may be a traitor. She is pitted against Nadereh, a refugee who learns that Ferdous was a traitor and feels duped. Guilt is a major theme in this book as characters deal with remorse from having caused the death of another by accident, or by not acting sooner, or by betrayal to the authorities. Life in exile is not easy and some succumb to their dark past with fatal consequences, while others struggle to forgive and find solace.--$cProvided by publisher.

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women immigrants social integration social workers immigrant families toronto ontario fiction political family relationships

Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Date published
2019.
Description conventions
rda
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
C813/.54
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
23
Distributor
Canadian Electronic Library (Firm),
General Note
Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
Geographic Area Code
n-cn-on
LCCN
PR9199.3.Y25
LCCN Item number
P53 2019eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
Original cataloging agency
NLC
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (127 pages)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)kck00240359
(OCoLC)1091627773
(CaOOCEL)457115
System Details Note
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Transcribing agency
YDX
Rights
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions

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