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Refuge - A Novel-logo

Refuge - A Novel

Dina Nayeri

The moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration and the contemporary refugee experience. An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits: four crucial visits over two decades, each in a different international city. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds herself quickly entranced by a world that is at once everything she has missed and nothing that she has ever known. Will her immersion in the lives of these new refugees allow her the grace to save her father? Refuge charts the deeply moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration. Beautifully written, full of insight, charm, and humor, the novel subtly exposes the parts of ourselves that get left behind in the wake of diaspora and ultimately asks: Must home always be a physical place, or can we find it in another person?

The moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration and the contemporary refugee experience. An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits: four crucial visits over two decades, each in a different international city. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds herself quickly entranced by a world that is at once everything she has missed and nothing that she has ever known. Will her immersion in the lives of these new refugees allow her the grace to save her father? Refuge charts the deeply moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration. Beautifully written, full of insight, charm, and humor, the novel subtly exposes the parts of ourselves that get left behind in the wake of diaspora and ultimately asks: Must home always be a physical place, or can we find it in another person?
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration and the contemporary refugee experience. An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits: four crucial visits over two decades, each in a different international city. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds herself quickly entranced by a world that is at once everything she has missed and nothing that she has ever known. Will her immersion in the lives of these new refugees allow her the grace to save her father? Refuge charts the deeply moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration. Beautifully written, full of insight, charm, and humor, the novel subtly exposes the parts of ourselves that get left behind in the wake of diaspora and ultimately asks: Must home always be a physical place, or can we find it in another person?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mozhan Marno, Youssif Kamal

Length:

10h 30m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:11


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:31


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:03


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:32


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:53


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:04


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:47


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:31