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The Resource A palace in paradise : a novel, Mihri Yalfani

A palace in paradise : a novel, Mihri Yalfani

Label
A palace in paradise : a novel
Title
A palace in paradise
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mihri Yalfani
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
JU0
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Yalfānī, Mihrī
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
  • fiction
  • not applicable
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Donnalu Macdonald
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Macdonald, Donnalu
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  • Iranians
  • Refugees
  • Political violence
  • Guilt
  • Betrayal
  • Toronto (Ont.)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A palace in paradise : a novel, Mihri Yalfani
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A title in the Inanna poetry & fiction series
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (4 hr., 15 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780221040641
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Note
CELA collection.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • DC59022
  • 3032924
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1105645587
  • (OCoLC)1105645587
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 Audiobook or DAISY format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3-CD player or MP3 playback software. Audiobook Standard compatible player recommended; or DAISY playback software, or DAISY talking book player
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A palace in paradise : a novel, Mihri Yalfani
Publication
Note
A title in the Inanna poetry & fiction series
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (4 hr., 15 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780221040641
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Note
CELA collection.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • DC59022
  • 3032924
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1105645587
  • (OCoLC)1105645587
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 Audiobook or DAISY format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3-CD player or MP3 playback software. Audiobook Standard compatible player recommended; or DAISY playback software, or DAISY talking book player
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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