Nos acostumbraremos by Zoya Pirzad

By Zoya Pirzad

Un texto vivísimo y ágil que nos habla, entre risas y lágrimas, de los tabúes, las profundas heridas y las alegrías de un país que apenas conocemos, salvo por los clichés de los telediarios.» web page Arezu es una mujer iraní divorciada, que vive con su hija adolescente y dirige l. a. pequeña agencia inmobiliaria que fundó su padre. Una mujer moderna e independiente, que se divide entre los deseos de su hija de ir a Francia para vivir con su padre y una extravagante madre de mentalidad tradicional y obsesionada con el qué dirán. Todo se hace más complicado cuando comienza una relación sentimental con Zaryu, un cliente de l. a. agencia, y ha de enfrentarse al rechazo y l. a. presión de su entorno más cercano; En este libro se realiza un retrato de una sociedad iraní llena de contradicciones y el de un personaje femenino tan fuerte y fascinante como una heroína de las novelas de Jane Austen.

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Whenever it stopped of its own accord at one of those holes bordered with thorns that farmers dig along the edge of their ploughed land, Charles, waking with a start, would quickly remember the broken leg, and try to recall all the fractures that he knew. It was no longer raining; day was breaking, and, on the leafless branches of the apple trees, birds sat motionless, fluffing out their tiny feathers in the cold morning wind. The flat landscape extended as far as the eye could see, the clumps of trees round the farms making widely spaced splashes of dark purple on that vast grey surface which, at the horizon, merged with the dreary tones of the sky.

When he entered Les Bertaux his horse took fright, and shied violently. It was a prosperous-looking farm. Through the open half-doors of the stables you could see huge draught horses placidly feeding from brand-new mangers. A stream of vapour arose from the big manureheap that flanked the buildings, and, standing out among the hens and turkeys, five or six peacocks––that luxury of Pays de Caux farmyards––were pecking for food. The sheep-run was long and the barn tall, with walls as smooth as the back of your hand.

Père Rouault embraced his future son-in-law. They put off any discussion of money matters, there was plenty of time for that, since the marriage could not decently take place before the end of Charles’s mourning, that is to say, not until the following spring. The winter passed in waiting. Mademoiselle Rouault busied herself with her trousseau. Part of it was ordered from Rouen, and she made herself nightgowns and nightcaps with the help of fashionplates which she borrowed. During the visits Charles made to the Madame Bovary  farm they talked about the preparations for the wedding, wondering which room they’d use for the wedding feast, how many courses they’d have, and what particular dishes they’d serve.

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