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  • Author:
    Dorit Rabinyan
  • ISBN:
    0375760032
  • ISBN13:
    978-0375760037
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  • Publisher:
    Random House Trade Paperbacks (August 12, 2003)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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    162
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Dorit Rabinyan (Hebrew: דורית רביניאן‎; born September 25, 1972) is an Israeli writer and screenwriter. She was born in Kfar Saba to an Iranian Jewish family. She has published three novels, two of which have been widely translated.

Dorit Rabinyan (Hebrew: דורית רביניאן‎; born September 25, 1972) is an Israeli writer and screenwriter. She has also published a poetry collection and an illustrated children's book. She also writes for television. Her first novel Persian Brides won the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize in 1999.

Strand of a Thousand Pearls. Six years ago, Dorit Rabinyan burst onto the scene with Persian Brides, a novel that established her as a writer of incandescent spirit with a gift for spinning wry, magical tales about the vagaries of love and marriage. In Strand of a Thousand Pearls, she has given us a bitter-sweet fable about desires fulfilled and denied-about married love and carnal love, about mother’s love and the kind of love that vanishes one night without warning, like an evaporated dream. Stay informed about books like Strand of a Thousand Pearls and more from Penguin Random House.

Dorit Rabinyan was born in Kefar-Saba, Israel, to Persian parents and wrote her first novel, Persian Brides, at twenty-one. Rabinyan won the Israeli Film Academy Award for best television drama of 1997 for Shuli’s Fiancé, and the Eshkol Prize for her second novel, Strand of a Thousand Pearls. She lives in Tel Aviv.

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Strand of a Thousand Pearls, Rabinyan, Dorit. In Strand of a Thousand Pearls, she has given us a bitter-sweet fable about desires fulfilled and denied-about married love and carnal love, about mothers love and the kind of love that vanishes one night without warning, like an evaporated dream.

Strand of a Thousand Pearls by Dorit Rabinyan . In her first novel, published in translation as Persian Brides (1998), Dorit Rabinyan followed the fortunes of a nineteenth century Jewish family living in a Persian village. Strand of a Thousand Pearls is set among Persian immigrants to modern Israel, but like the earlier work, it is the story of a matriarch who believes that only in marriage and childbearing can a woman find fulfillment. What Iran Azizyan does not realize is that she has been exceptionally lucky. Her husband happened to be gentle, considerate, and dependable.

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Redolent with the scent of lilac and oleander blossoms, and bursting with the flavors of quinces and overripe plums, Strand of a Thousand Pearls is the story of the imagined and actual marriages of the Azizyan girls, their years of yearning, restless and impatient, and the truth of their engagements, miles away from the enchanted realm and imaginary heroes of their dreams. Six years ago, Dorit Rabinyan burst onto the scene with Persian Brides, a novel that established her as a writer of incandescent spirit with a gift for spinning wry, magical tales about the vagaries of love and marriage. In Strand of a Thousand Pearls, she has given us a bitter-sweet fable about desires fulfilled and denied—about married love and carnal love, about mother’s love and the kind of love that vanishes one night without warning, like an evaporated dream.

Insanity
This is the story of the Azizyan family, the parents having emigrated from Iran to Israel as children, raising a family of five of their own, four daughters and a son. At its heart, the plot revolves around the cause of the mother's nervous breakdown - the screwiness and screw-ups of her children, as well as her reluctance to see her children grow up. When they are young she weaves golden stories about their future weddings, but the reality is much different. The father is a quiet unassuming figure, mostly absent in his long hours as a fisherman.
The magical realism style of the book is both charming and infuriating. For example, we are promised a potentially interesting extended family, full of humor and interesting customs, but the characterizations are often too flimsy and the craziness of the children is often more than one can swallow. It tips the scales into just too much grief. Also, the youngest child's mental illness does not fit this format well. It is treated in too light a matter as though it will just blow away like all the other problems in the book, as alluded to by one of the daughters. However, mental illness does not simply resolve itself, and the ambiguous, and in my opinion, unsatisfactory ending reflects this.
Having said all that, what saves the book is the language. Translated in this version from Hebrew to English, it reflects well on Rabinyan as a poetess and wordsmith, and despite the characterizations, there is a lot that to delight in. It is a quick read also and worth the time spent.
Benn
The story of Iran's family bittersweet. She is married to Solly Azizyan, a fisherman who is very tender with his wife and family. They have four daughters (Sophia with a coughing baby, Marcelle, Lizzie, and Mattie, whose twin brother Moni was stillborn) and one son Maurice. Mattie is brought home from school for her birthday gathering, which becomes the backdrop for the entire flashback of this family's life. As the story develops, it explores how each characecter seeks love and has that wish either fulfilled or denied.
Reminiscent of the writing of Arundhati Roy, the story is told in rich language. It is ripe with exotic smells, sights and sensual references. The story moves back and forth in time from the Matti Azizyan's birthday party to the evolving past. Its characters are intensely interesting. The chapters about the siblings are the most notable in defining this book, showing a sense of family and parent's love that is deep and moving. The end is intense and beautiful but not exactly clear.
Mataxe
Strand of a Thousand Pearls is the story of Solly and Iran Azizyan and their children: Matti, who believes her dead twin shares her body; Marcelle, who sleeps only two hours a night; Sofia, who marries unhappily and gives birth to a sickly son; Maurice, the only son, born with his heart beating on the wrong side; and Lizzie, who has a most unusual habit. Beautifully written and infused with magic, this novel reads like a fairy tale for grownups.
Xlisiahal
I tried to get into this book, and at points, I actually succeeded. However, once one 'overlooks' the Old-World superstitions and stories that are not well explained, one is dropped, just as the pearls from the mother's wedding gown. I fought my way through the book and clung to the excuse that the translation into the English language must have watered down its appeal. However, my struggle was not rewarded and once I finally did find myself caring about the characters, the book ended and left me feeling disappointed and disinclined to pick up the sequel (if one is ever written.)
Nahn
I read this book last year and still remember its effect. Sad, soulful and just beutiful. The writing is a joy and the child's character is so precisely lonely and lost. Most recommended.