The Man Who Snapped His Fingers

byFariba HachtroudiTranslated byAlison Anderson

February 26, 2016|
The Man Who Snapped His Fingers by Fariba Hachtroudi
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A “fierce literary thriller” about an exiled woman confronting her past as a prisoner of a repressive theocracy (Kirkus Reviews).

She was known as “Bait 455,” the most famous prisoner in a ruthless theological republic. He was one of the colonels closest to the supreme commander. When they meet, years later, far from their country of birth, a strange, equivocal relationship develops between them. Both their shared past of suffering and old romantic passions come rushing back—accompanied by recollections of the perverse logic of violence that dominated the dictatorship under which they lived. French Iranian author Fariba Hachtroudi’s prize-winning, “tightly plotted” novel “packs complex emotions in a small space, tackling difficult and essential questions about power and our responsibilities to one another” (Kirkus Reviews).

“The story leaves us chilled by the tyrannical culture that created this macabre bond. But at the end, it’s just as much a tale of the capacity of love.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Timeless in its meditations on totalitarianism and the toll it takes on even those who physically escape its clutches.”—Shelf Awareness (starred review)

Fariba Hachtroudi decided to leave her home country following the Iranian Revolution in 1979. After relocating to Sri Lanka in 1981, she taught at the University of Colombo for two years and studied Teravada Buddhism. Hachtroudi then pursued journalism and eventually went on to write a full-length non-fiction account about her revisit ...
Title:The Man Who Snapped His Fingers
Product dimensions:144 pages, 8.3 X 5.3 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.3 X 5.3 X 0.5 in
Published:February 26, 2016
Publisher:Europa Editions
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609453060

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