The Heart's Desire
The Heart's Desire
A Novel

Jennifer Sahary, an American artist, and her husband Karim, a professor and Iranian immigrant, make an extended visit to Teheran shortly after the Iran-Iraq War, encountering unforeseen dangers and sexual temptations that change the course of their lives.

When their young son is taken by his grandmother to the holy city of Qom without Jennifer's knowledge, she sets out to find him, learning much about Iran and about herself along the way. And as Karim renews contact with his family and surveys the misery and needs of his war-torn country, he begins to question where he can best achieve his ideals.

In sensuous and elegant prose, Rachlin weaves the interlinking stories of a man and a woman and their contrasting cultures with balance and sympathy.

"One can learn a lot from this novel. . ." -- Publishers Weekly

Nahid Rachlin is an Iranian who lives in New York City, where she teaches creative writing at Barnard College. She is author of Veils: Short Stories and Married to a Stranger (both published by City Lights) and Foreigner (W. W. Norton). She teaches at the New School University and the Unterberg Poetry Center in New York.

Title The Heart's Desire
Subtitle A Novel
Author Nahid Rachlin
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 October 1995
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 198 p.
ISBN-10 0872863050
ISBN-13 9780872863057
Publication Date 01 October 1995
Main content page count 198
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $9.95

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