Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey

by Alison Wearing

Knopf Canada | January 29, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
To go beyond the legacy of revolution, religious fundamentalism and veiled women and find the real people of Iran, a young Canadian dons the cloak of Islam. The result of Alison Wearing's journey is a warm, funny and shocking collection of riveting portraits and stories about the generous, irrepressible people she met. With a novelist's love of language and eye for detail, she takes the reader into the homes and hearts of people whose spirit, intelligence and laughter enlighten and impress. Beautifully written, engaging, fascinating at every turn, Honeymoon in Purdah reveals an Iran rarely seen by Westerners and leads this exceptional bestselling young writer across new literary borders.


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Published: January 29, 2010

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0307374718

ISBN - 13: 9780307374714

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming, unsettling, amusing, intriguing ... fantastic! Through her anecdotal, sometimes poetic style of writing, Alison Wearing brings the humanity of the Iranian people to life. The recounting of her adventures during a 5-month stay in Iran leaves us feeling fortunate to have shared in her many wondrous encounters and experiences! She expertly weaves the details of Iran's recent revolutionary history with the stories, impressions and opinions related to her by the country's people, reminding us that freedom and happiness are often simply matters of perspective, and that humans of all cultures and religions alike seek to enjoy the peace of life's simple pleasures. Readers with an open mind will enjoy putting the shoe on the other foot and reflecting on what life in any society can mean for those living it, how different and yet similar we all are... She takes us on a journey through a sometimes scary, usually warm, surprisingly hospitable, always fascinating land, and we emerge from the pages of this jewel of a book delighted, reflective and refreshed! I will re-read this book for years to come!
Date published: 2009-04-02

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Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey

by Alison Wearing

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 29, 2010

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307374718

ISBN - 13: 9780307374714

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To go beyond the legacy of revolution, religious fundamentalism and veiled women and find the real people of Iran, a young Canadian dons the cloak of Islam. The result of Alison Wearing's journey is a warm, funny and shocking collection of riveting portraits and stories about the generous, irrepressible people she met. With a novelist's love of language and eye for detail, she takes the reader into the homes and hearts of people whose spirit, intelligence and laughter enlighten and impress. Beautifully written, engaging, fascinating at every turn, Honeymoon in Purdah reveals an Iran rarely seen by Westerners and leads this exceptional bestselling young writer across new literary borders.


From the Trade Paperback edition.