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Savushun
     

Savushun

by Simin Daneshvar, M. R. Ghanoonparvar, Brian Spooner
 

ISBN-10: 0934211310

ISBN-13: 9780934211314

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: Mage Publishers

â??A very engaging saga...â??
â??Washington Post Book World
â??A powerfully resonant work...â??
â??Publishers Weekly
â??Outstanding foreign fiction...â??
â??USA Today

Savushun (pronounced â??sa-voo-shoonâ??) is a folk tradition, surviving in Southern Iran from an undateable

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â??A very engaging saga...â??
â??Washington Post Book World
â??A powerfully resonant work...â??
â??Publishers Weekly
â??Outstanding foreign fiction...â??
â??USA Today

Savushun (pronounced â??sa-voo-shoonâ??) is a folk tradition, surviving in Southern Iran from an undateable pre-islamic past, that conjures hope in spite of everything.
The novel chronicles the life of a Persian family during the World War II Allied occupation of Iran. It is set in Shiraz, a town which evokes images of Persepolis and pre-islamic monuments, the great Persian poets, the shrines, sufis and nomadic tribes all within a historical web of the interests, privilege and influence of foreign powers, corruption, incompetence and arrogance of persons in authority. The story is seen through the eyes of Zari, a young wife, and mother, who copes with her idealistic husband while struggling with her desire for traditional family life and her need for an individual identity.
simin daneshvar lives and continues to write in Iran.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780934211314
Publisher:
Mage Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
752,121
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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