Far Cry from the Turquoise Room

Far Cry from the Turquoise Room Told from both daughter and father s perspectives Far Cry From The Turquoise Room is a coming of age riches to rags tale of loss resilience and self discovery It is also about the passage of child

  • Title: Far Cry from the Turquoise Room
  • Author: Kate Rigby
  • ISBN: 9781463611101
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Told from both daughter and father s perspectives, Far Cry From The Turquoise Room is a coming of age, riches to rags tale of loss, resilience, and self discovery It is also about the passage of childhood into puberty.

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    1. I ve been writing for nearly forty years Good gracious, that long I realized my unhip credentials were mounting so decided to write about it Little Guide to Unhip was first published in 2010 and is now updated and republished.However I m not totally unhip My punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison Busby 1990 and by Villard American hardback 1990 It s now been re kindled.I received a Southern Arts bursary for my novel Where A Shadow Played now Did You Whisper Back Skrev Press published my novels Seaview Terrace 2003 Sucka 2004 and Break Point 2006 and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev s avant garde magazine Texts Bones including a version of my satirical novella Lost The Plot Thalidomide Kid was first published by Bewrite Books 2007 The following books are available in paperback at the following place or by following the links below Far Cry From The Turquoise Room createspace 3634041Savage to Savvy createspace 4210694Little Guide To Unhip createspace 4847276Down The Tubes Down Tubes KateShe Looks Pale Other Stories She Looks PaleE books available Fruit Woman gp product B013The Dead Club dp B00V0Y73DC book show 2Fall Of The Flamingo Circus dp B0088E29H2 book show 14Suckers n Scallies Formerly Sucka dp B004WTARYY book show 11Down The Tubes dp B004UC51NK book show 11Seaview Terrace dp B004SV2DBG book show 11Break Point dp B004TNGRBU book show 11Thalidomide Kid dp B008N3I904 book show 11Far Cry From The Turquoise Room dp B004ZF80N0 book show 11Little Guide to Unhip dp B00C121N2E book show 86Savage To Savvy dp B006ASBQAE book show 2She Looks Pale dp B00821360A book show 13Did You Whisper Back dp B0077E2M26 book show 13Lost The Plot book show 12Tales By Kindlelight dp B005J0HNSI book show 12Short stories of mine have been published and shortlisted including Hard Workers and Headboards in various collections and anthologies On Your Half Century dp B00SJIR2OW book show 2Sharing Sarah dp B00PNVD5I0 book show 2Cutting Edge dp B00P1AQGLQ book show 2Coats dp B00P1A47SU book show 2Family Tradition dp B00RARWYS2 book show 2Hard Workers dp B009JW4OZM book show 1I m also a reader quit

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    1. This book has a very powerful story line told by two characters Hassan Nassiri, who is a very wealthy and successful Iranian property owner and his 10 year old daughter Leila They lived in a beautiful house surrounded by beautiful things and such sadness When a terrible tragedy struck the family, life for them all, including Leila s mum, changed.Even before the tragedy there was one unhappy little girl who never felt quite good enough in the family unit and afterwards well things just seemed to [...]


    2. It is told from the perspective of father and daughter The father, Hassan, is a successful business man, his daughter is Leila, is the youngest of two daughters Now at this point I really do not want to give anything away, so I apologise for my vagueness But, a tragedy befalls the family, this story charts the way that Leila and her father deal with it, how the family dynamics have changed, also for Leila growing up and becoming a teenager At times it is heartbreaking, emotional and also annoyin [...]


    3. See of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsI enjoyed the dual viewpoint aspect of this novella which allows us to see the story unfold from both Leila s and her father, Hassan s, perspectives as they take chapters to speak directly to the reader Their switching from speaking about themselves in a mix of first and third person did take a bit of getting used to, but it begins to feel natural as the story progresses Their reactions to a traumatic event within the family send them onto very [...]


    4. This is a beautifully written and touching story of tragedy and redemption As with Rigby s other novels, the child s eye is used perfectly to draw us into family life and all it s flaws, using Leila, the daughter of wealthy Iranian Hassan, as the main narrator The story does jump back and forth between her point of view, and her father s, but it was Leila s viewpoint I really empathised with, and it was her I was rooting for from the very beginning She s feisty, strong willed and lives in the sh [...]


    5. This is a story as told by a wealthy Iranian father living with his family in England, and his bright ten year old daughter, Leila Tragedy strikes the family when they lose the older, favourite, daughter in a regrettable accident In their despair and sadness the parents withdraw from regular life and society, and their remaining child, Leila After almost a year of yearning for their attention, Leila runs away, somehow joins a travelling community, and learns to be streetwise as she dodges the au [...]


    6. his book is stunning, and the voice is amazing The characters spring to life from the pages, and honestly, I can hear the dialogue in my head as I read The two main characters, Hassan and Leila, are brilliantly crafted and portrayed perfectly, as is the emptiness they both feel, albeit in different ways, after the tragedy that tears their family apart.Really, the most wonderful thing about this book, besides an amazing plot and spot on characterization, is the voice It s brilliant, real, and ver [...]


    7. Far Cry From The Turquoise Room by Kate RigbyThis is a compelling emotional, dramatic story of young Leila Told through her Leila eyes and her fathers A coming of age family tale of love, loss, family, friendship and self discovery Well written, I fell in Love with Leila , and loved the writing style of Kate Rigby She really brought me into the heart, soul and minds of her characters Being a mother of just girls and having one sister I could relate to Leila I could write so much , but I never do [...]


    8. I loved this book Kate Rigby was recommended to me, and this is the first of her books I chose to read simply being drawn in by the title This was nothing I have read before, a perfect tale of different cultures and upbringing, family tragedy, wealth vs happiness and how a young child s imagination can aid her own survival Perfect



    9. REVIEW BY Arianna, age 9 years, 9 monthsSPOILER ALERT At first Leila and her sister do not get along very well and while they are on a ship, they are helping their friends and Leila s sister falls overboard Before this happened, they were not getting along because Leila felt as if their father liked her sister After her sister dies, Leila s parents mourn for her sister and they never listen to or talk to Leila Her father tells her that she is going to go to board school After he father tells he [...]


    10. Stunning Yes, this book is stunning Absolutely stunning I love that it s written in two perspectives, which gives an added depth to the story Rigby already has a big fan with me, so I was honored to read another one of her books You won t forget my name You won t forget me I was, I am, I will be Father Hassan Azim Nassiri Daughter Leila Princess Leila It opens with enrichment and poetry The story is wondrous and charming, but real and dramatic, as they deal with a loss that hangs on to their emo [...]





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