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By Yahya Gharagozlou,Parinaz Eleish,Clare Wolfowitz

ISBN-10: 069279509X

ISBN-13: 9780692795095

during this intimate and tumultuous ancient fiction, Iran performs a starring function lower than a degree identify, "Persiran." We interact with its background via 3 generations of a vividly drawn aristocratic relatives referred to 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 identify refers to 9 severe nights of storytelling – transposed into binary code: 1001, taking part in at the vintage "1001 Nights" of Scheherazade.

The episodes of the radical ensue in a palace, a mosque, a village, a harem; a tearoom, a whorehouse, a jail. The characters go back and forth 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 ladies. all through runs an immense subject: the storyteller’s legal responsibility to inform his tales – the uncooked parts of history.

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