The Gardens Of Consolation

byParisa RezaTranslated byAdriana Hunter

December 16, 2016|
The Gardens Of Consolation by Parisa Reza
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A novel of love, family, and a fight for freedom in Iran featuring a formidable and hard-to-forget heroine" ( Publishers Weekly ). In the early 1920s, in the remote Persian village of Ghamsar, two young people dreaming of a better life fall in love and marry. Sardar brings his bride, Talla, 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. As he grows older, Bahram will become a fervent follower of reformer Mohammad Mosaddegh and will participate firsthand in his country''s political and social upheavals, putting himself in mortal danger, in this prize-winning, "compelling book [that] raises important questions about indulgence, gender, community, and the impact of politics on everyday life" ( Kirkus Reviews ). "Exquisite . . . the narrative evolves from an intimate chronicle of Talla and Sardar''s provincial lives into a sweeping tour through early-20th-century Iran." - The New York Times "
Parisa Rezawas born in Tehran in 1965 to a family of intellectuals and artists, and moved to France at the age of seventeen. She was awarded the Prix Senghor 2015 for her first novel, The Gardens of Consolation . Adriana Hunter is a British translator of French literature. She has translated more than fifty French novels including Fea...
Title:The Gardens Of ConsolationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8.3 X 5.4 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.3 X 5.4 X 0.8 inPublished:December 16, 2016Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609453506

ISBN - 13:9781609453503

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