The Septembers of Shiraz

The Septembers of Shiraz

3.79 (6,178 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$24.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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 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 page-turning literary debut, The Septembers of Shiraz simmers with questions of identity, alienation, and love, not simply for a spouse or a child, but for all the intangible sights and smells of the place we call home.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 30.48mm | 589.67g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061130400
  • 9780061130403

Review quote

"That this beautiful novel is a debut seems almost impossible . . . a remarkable emotional and intellectual achievement."--Dani Shapiro, author of "Black & White"
show more

Rating details

6,178 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 20% (1,259)
4 46% (2,811)
3 28% (1,717)
2 6% (340)
1 1% (51)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X