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Paperback (Tra) 2016-12-06 $16.00 208
Kindle Edition (Tra) 2016-12-06 208

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The Gardens of Consolation

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Published by Europa Editions on 2016-12-06
Paperback: $16.00
FICTION / Political


Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2016

Parisa Reza has written a powerful love story filled with scenes of hope and heartbreak centered around an Iranian woman named Talla, "a formidable and hard-to-forget heroine ( Publisher's Weekly)," whose pursuit for a better life runs with the backdrop of a rapidly changing Iran. 

In the early 1920s, in the remote village of Ghamsar, Talla and Sardar, two teenagers dreaming of a better life, fall in love and marry. Sardar brings his young bride with him across the mountains to the suburbs of Tehran, where the couple settles down and builds a home. From the outskirts of the capital city, they will watch as the Qajar dynasty falls and Reza Khan rises to power as Reza Shah Pahlavi. 

Into this family of illiterate shepherds is born Bahram, a boy whose brilliance and intellectual promise are apparent from a very young age. Through his education, Bahram will become a fervent follower of reformer Mohammad Mosaddegh and will participate first-hand in his country's political and social upheavals.
(Paperback (Tra), 2016-12-06)


ASIN: 1609453506
ISBN: 9781609453503
EAN: 9781609453503

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Love, lust, and politics can sometimes exist harmoniously. They can also clash.

In the early 1920s, when Talla was 9 years old and living in Ghamsar, Iran, she married Sardar, a slightly older boy from the same remote village. Although it was an arranged marriage, in keeping with tradition, the two had eyed one another and approved the match. And although the union was not consummated until three years later—Sardar had big dreams and opted to travel to the nation’s capital and ...

Winner of 2015’s Prix Senghor for a debut novel by a Francophone writer, this compelling book raises important questions about indulgence, gender, community, and the impact of politics on everyday life.

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