The Rug Merchant

The Rug Merchant

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At the heart of Meg Mullins?s debut novel is one of the most touchingly believable characters in recent fiction, a gentle soul in the body of an Iranian exile in New York. Ushman Khan sells exquisite hand-woven rugs to a wealthy clientele that he treats with perfect rectitude. He is lonely, and his loneliness becomes unbearable when he learns that his wife in Iran is leaving him. But when a young woman named Stella comes into his store, what ensues is a love story that is all the more moving because its protagonists understand tragedy. The Rug Merchant will sweep readers away with its inspiring, character-rich tale about shaking free from disappointment and finding connection and acceptance in whatever form they appear.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 14mm | 90.72g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143112090
  • 9780143112099
  • 1,767,174

Review quote

[Mullins] has imagined a tale as nuanced and alluring as the hand-woven patterns of the rugs that are at the heart of UshmanÆs American life. (Chicago Tribune)
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About Meg Mullins

Meg Mullins earned her MFA at Columbia. The story that formed the basis of this novel appeared in the Best American Short Stories in 2002.
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913 ratings
3.34 out of 5 stars
5 11% (97)
4 32% (290)
3 42% (380)
2 13% (119)
1 3% (27)
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