In this page-turning, breathtaking novel, the characters will walk
off the page and into your life. And a small house will seem like
the most important piece of territory in the world.
On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian
Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family''s dignity.
When an attractive bungalow comes available on county auction for a
fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his
wife, and his children. But the house''s former owner, a recovering
alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn''t see it that way,
nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her
love and get her house back.
House of Sand and Fog is a narrative triumph in which a
traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story are
turned upside down with brutal, heartrending consequences. It is an
American tragedy, and a shockingly true picture of the country we
live in today.