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The Rug Merchant

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Meg Mullins

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Author: Meg Mullins
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (June 26, 2007)
2 reviews about The Rug Merchant
review by . March 21, 2009
The Rug Merchant
    For three years, Iranian Ushman Khan, a Manhattan rug merchant, has lived in New York, building his business, planning to send for his wife, Farak, who is caring for his ailing mother in Iran. After a series of miscarriages has tainted their marriage, Farak informs her disbelieving husband that she is pregnant, applying for a divorce and moving to Istanbul with the father of her child. His world turned upside down, the very conventional Iranian is adrift in a city of strangers …
review by . February 08, 2009
This is the story of Ushman, an immigrant Iranian rug merchant who owns a small establishment ideally located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. His wife is still in Iran, looking after his ailing mother and regularly sending him high quality rugs for his wealthy customers. Ushman dreams of the day his wife will join him in America, although he realizes that his mother's illness makes this not immediately possible.     The cultural differences are very evident, and when Ushman's …
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