1001: Persiranian Stories of Love and Revenge by Yahya Gharagozlou,Parinaz Eleish,Clare Wolfowitz

By Yahya Gharagozlou,Parinaz Eleish,Clare Wolfowitz

during this intimate and tumultuous ancient fiction, Iran performs a starring function below a degree identify, "Persiran." We interact with its background via 3 generations of a vividly drawn aristocratic family members known as the Poonakis, starting with dual princes who're dedicated to one another, and finishing nowa days – after the Khomeini revolution – with one other set of dual brothers who're mortal enemies. The kinfolk — just like the monarchy and the fledgling structure — is doomed, because the clerical imaginative and prescient of establishing the dominion of God in the world prevails. the tale has a number of narrators, whose fates through the tip will intersect. The book’s name refers to 9 severe nights of storytelling – transposed into binary code: 1001, enjoying at the vintage "1001 Nights" of Scheherazade.

The episodes of the unconventional ensue in a palace, a mosque, a village, a harem; a tearoom, a whorehouse, a jail. The characters trip via deserts and mountains, to ecu towns, or even to the battlefront with Iraq. In episodes of comedy and farce, in addition to romance and, eventually, tragedy, we get to understand those compelling characters, together with a number of unforgettable girls. all through runs a massive topic: the storyteller’s legal responsibility to inform his tales – the uncooked parts of history.

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