The enlightenment of the greengage tree

The enlightenment of the greengage tree

Azar, Shokoofeh, author.


1st U.S. ed.

Physical Description
245 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject Term
Families -- Iran -- Fiction.
Islam and civil society -- Fiction.
Revolutions -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Iran -- History -- Revolution, 1979 -- Fiction.
Iran -- History -- 1979-1997 -- Fiction.

Historical fiction.

Set in Iran in the decade following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, this moving, richly imagined novel is narrated by the ghost of Bahar, a thirteen-year-old girl, whose family is compelled to flee their home in Tehran for a new life in a small village, hoping in this way to preserve both their intellectual freedom and their lives. But they soon find themselves caught up in the post-revolutionary chaos that sweeps across their ancient land. Bahar's mother, after a tragic loss, will embark on a long, eventful journey in search of meaning in a world swept up in the post-revolutionary madness.

Language Note
Translated from Persian.

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