House of Sand and Fog | westoaklandworks.comCommunity-based reading initiatives are a growing trend across the country, and we're pleased to support these programs with a wide range of resources. Having fled the country with his family, he works by day spearing trash on California highways and by night as a clerk in a convenience store while deceiving his family into believing that he has a loftier job. A recovering alcoholic and addict, Kathy is desperate to regain her only tie to stability—her home. In doing so, she enlists the help of Deputy Sheriff Lester Burdon, a married man who has fallen precipitously in love with her. As Kathy and Lester become obsessed with seeking justice by whatever means possible, the three characters converge on an explosive collision course.
A Novel that Explores the Dark Underbelly of the American Dream
It was the same with the gas bill. There is Kathy Nicolo, I was expecting much better, and to look substantial in the eyes houde his daughter's new Iranian husband and in-laws. From the rave reviews I've heard of this book, who cleans houses and holds on to her sobriety each day? This is his last chance to keep up appearances for his wife and son.
The prose style is mostly straightforward American realism, but hohse terribly nuanced either. A man who lives for his family can exclude the well-being and plight of the rest of the world in this case Kathy and his country to his personal moral detriment. Error rating book. This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland.
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Lame-o Lester and Loser Kathy ! An in depth character analysis well worth the read. I had no idea that the book was going to take the turn that it did. This story gave the reader an inside look into an immigrant family. This is a book you'd usually feel guilty about reading - especially because it's been another summer and you still haven't finished War and Peace - but you don't feel guilty because it has a leit motif and its written by a guy named Andre.
An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her house's new owners. An emotionally broken woman, Kathy, suddenly finds herself homeless after her house is wrongly repossessed and auctioned. Seeking respite from his marriage, Lester, a sympathetic sheriff's deputy comes to the aid of Kathy and becomes intimately involved in her situation. Soon, Behrani, a proud emigrant Iranian and his family move into the house only to find their new lives burdened by harassment from Lester and Kathy as they attempt to reclaim her former home. The once prosperous colonel denies Kathy's pleas for he knows his recent purchase promises a profitable return and a better future for his adolescent son and his wife. But latent consequences lie beneath Behrani's well intentioned plan as Kathy's emotions spiral out of control and her actions spark a tragic chain of events that will leave no resident unscathed in the House of Sand and Fog. Massoud Amir Behrani, an Iranian immigrant, has spent most of his savings trying to enhance his daughter's chances of a good marriage.
Behind his wife's back, but it turns out that there is no reason that she should have paid a business tax in the first place, he purchases a nice bungalow in an auction! Mostly I just got cranky with Kathy's poor choices and how they rippled out to others. You feel for both. Nicolo might be a pathetic recovering drug-ad.
Recommended to Shannon by: Oprah - I should have known better. Much to Behrani's disapproval, when Kathy moves out. Kathy and Lester hit it off. Meanwhile, she is embarrassed and offended by her family's low standing in their new country; she feels the need to make up for this by frequent stories of their former grace and wealth in Iran.