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Title:
The enlightenment of the greengage tree
ISBN:
9781609455651

9781787702110
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Description:
245 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary:
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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