Septembers

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Septembers of Shiraz

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As Isaac navigates the tedium and terrors of prison, forging tenuous trusts, his wife feverishly searches for him, suspecting, all the while, that their once-trusted housekeeper has turned on them and is now acting as an informer. And as his daughter, in a childlike attempt to stop the wave of baseless arrests, engages in illicit activities, his son, sent to New York befor As Isaac navigates the tedium and terrors of prison, forging tenuous trusts, his wife feverishly searches for him, suspecting, all the while, that their once-trusted housekeeper has turned on them and is now acting as an informer. And as his daughter, in a childlike attempt to stop the wave of baseless arrests, engages in illicit activities, his son, sent to New York before the rise of the Ayatollahs, struggles to find happiness even as he realizes that his family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger. A remarkable debut . . . The Septembers of Shiraz is miraculously light in its touch, as beautiful and delicate as a book about suffering can be. Clare Messud, Scotsman The Kite Runner became a global best-seller not just because it removed the lid on a troubled country and exposed the human stories within. Dalia Sofers debut has the potential to do the same . . . Sofers touch sometimes feels so weightless, you wonder if it can bear the brunt of her hefty subject. Yet she also tells a difficult story effortlessly, illuminating a moment in history through the prism of something universal Clare Allfree, Metrolife Brave, thoughtful and accomplished, Dalia Sofers novel explores questions of privilege, loss, identity and allegiance with a lyrical wisdom. Observer

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As Isaac navigates the tedium and terrors of prison, forging tenuous trusts, his wife feverishly searches for him, suspecting, all the while, that their once-trusted housekeeper has turned on them and is now acting as an informer. And as his daughter, in a childlike attempt to stop the wave of baseless arrests, engages in illicit activities, his son, sent to New York befor As Isaac navigates the tedium and terrors of prison, forging tenuous trusts, his wife feverishly searches for him, suspecting, all the while, that their once-trusted housekeeper has turned on them and is now acting as an informer. And as his daughter, in a childlike attempt to stop the wave of baseless arrests, engages in illicit activities, his son, sent to New York before the rise of the Ayatollahs, struggles to find happiness even as he realizes that his family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger. A remarkable debut . . . The Septembers of Shiraz is miraculously light in its touch, as beautiful and delicate as a book about suffering can be. Clare Messud, Scotsman The Kite Runner became a global best-seller not just because it removed the lid on a troubled country and exposed the human stories within. Dalia Sofers debut has the potential to do the same . . . Sofers touch sometimes feels so weightless, you wonder if it can bear the brunt of her hefty subject. Yet she also tells a difficult story effortlessly, illuminating a moment in history through the prism of something universal Clare Allfree, Metrolife Brave, thoughtful and accomplished, Dalia Sofers novel explores questions of privilege, loss, identity and allegiance with a lyrical wisdom. Observer
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Title Septembers of Shiraz Height
Dalia Sofer Width
ISBN-13 9780330447706 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 033044770X Spine Width
Publisher Picador USA Pages 320
Edition 2007 Availability In Stock

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