House of sand and fog book summary

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house of sand and fog book summary

House of Sand and Fog Summary & Study Guide

Robert Downey Jr. Sign in. 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.
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The House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog Summary & Study Guide

In the summer of , Kathy Nicolo is mistakenly evicted from her house Bisgrove Street in Corona, California-because she did not pay the back-taxes owed by the owner of the house at 34 Biscove Street. Several weeks prior, his daughter Soraya had married into a wealthy Iranian immigrant family. Although Behrani and his family are U. When Kathy was evicted from her Corona house, she was served papers, one containing a telephone number for a Legal Aid office under California law, those who could not afford lawyers were given access to the courts through such offices. After Kathy's state-paid lawyer gives notice to the San Mateo County Tax Office, the county recognizes and admits its error and asks Behrani to sell the house back for the full auction price, thereafter to be returned to Kathy. He says he will only sell it back to them for the house's full market value.

Under the gray sky we passed one-story houses with small grass lawns. But no matter, if the town is a stand-in, the emotions in this book are not. As a side note, check out this link to see a picture of the house they used in the movie, which is now for sale. He moves his wife, son and daughter to Berkeley, where Soriya will have a chance to marry well. She does and now Behrani must do something so that his year-old son, Esmail can go to college and the family can be comfortable. Kathy was a hard character to like and I did try. She gets evicted by Deputy Sherriff Burdon, who immediately takes a liking to her.

Rate this book. Buy This Book. Three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis. A devastating exploration of the American Dream gone awry. In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis.

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What you thought and felt when you were alone or silently in the presence of someone else also made a story. These stories do just that. A really engaging plot, for one thing—conflict in which the stakes are high enough, matter enough, that we truly do care. And characters who feel so real that we have to wonder where indeed is that line between flesh and word? What is keeping these people from stepping out of the pages of this book?

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  1. Rachel F. says:

    This powerfully written but bleak narrative is a mesmerizing tale of the American Dream gone terribly awry. Massoud Amir Behrani, a former colonel in the.

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