The Septembers Of Shiraz: A Novel by Dalia SoferThe Septembers Of Shiraz: A Novel by Dalia Sofer

The Septembers Of Shiraz: A Novel

byDalia Sofer

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. As Isaac navigates the terrors of prison, and his wife feverishly searches for him, his children struggle with the realization that their family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger.

Dalia Sofer was born in Iran and fled at the age of ten to the United States with her family. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and has been a resident at Yaddo. A graduate of the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College, she lives in New York City.
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Title:The Septembers Of Shiraz: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061130419

ISBN - 13:9780061130410

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Captivating A real look at the struggles of a hard working Jewish family
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful and lylrical I felt for Farnaz and Shirin the most. They were alone with no information on Isaac. I thought Farnaz did her best to deal with Isaac’s arrest even though their marriage wasn’t exactly what you called perfect. I was very impressed how Shirin dealt with her father being arrested. Especially when she did hide those files. It might have made a difference and with that little act, it could have saved some lives. The story was well written and did tug on a lot of emotions while reading. Isaac’s time in prison was filled with despair and you could feel his hope fading away as he counts the days of his time spent there. The book was filled with close calls, and immediate suspicion among characters as to who’s playing the role of informant. As a reader, you could really feel Shirin’s tension and fright over being exposed for what she’s done. I wasn’t sure what to make on the separate story arc on Parviz. It was interesting as he was struggling with his own identity, yet I felt that it wasn’t as interesting as the main story arc that was taking place in Iran. I felt as if that story arc was added just for the sake of adding more to the plot. Overall, the story is beautifully written and emotional. There is an inkling of hope at the end of the novel and the reader is only left with wonder at the outcome of the characters in the book. I do recommend others to read this book. There’s not many you see that takes place in Iran in this particular time in history.
Date published: 2010-08-05

Editorial Reviews

“…finely wrought…this novel captures in riveting images the prelude to the exodus of Iranian Jews.”