To keep the sun alive : a novel / Rabeah Ghaffari.
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- ISBN: 9781948226097
- ISBN: 194822609X
- Physical Description: x, 273 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2019.
Contents / Notes
The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner. In the northeastern city of Naishapur, a family, including their friends and servants, ranging from young to old, reveal the personal behind the political, reminding us of the human lives that animate historical events.
Iran, 1979; the Iranian Revolution is just around the corner. In the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi-Khanoom, continue to run their ancient family orchard, growing apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries. Bibi-Khanoom’s grandniece secretly falls in love with the judge's grandnephew and dreams of a career on the stage. His other grandnephew withers away on opium dreams. A widowed father longs for a life in Europe. A strained marriage slowly unravels. As the streets in the capital grow violent, a solar eclipse, set to occur on one of the holiest days of year, finally causes the family-- and the country-- to break. -- adapted from jacket
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