Shiraz: A Novel

Shiraz: A Novel

by Robert Hamburger
     
 

Fiction. This vivid novel depicts a group of young Americans in mid-1970's Iran, at the apex of the Shah's reign-a decisive turning point for Iran and for the U.S. in the Middle East. SHIRAZ reveals cracks and shadows in that time that have since deepened and widened, providing a vivid back story to present disasters. SHIRAZ is a powerful book-evocative and

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Fiction. This vivid novel depicts a group of young Americans in mid-1970's Iran, at the apex of the Shah's reign-a decisive turning point for Iran and for the U.S. in the Middle East. SHIRAZ reveals cracks and shadows in that time that have since deepened and widened, providing a vivid back story to present disasters. SHIRAZ is a powerful book-evocative and unsettling. Beyond possessing a compelling narrative, this novel offers a critical look at America's venture into the Middle East. "It's often been said," reads the cover, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." Shiraz is Robert Hamburger's sixth book. Among his early works, two were finalists for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award & The Western Writers' Prize for Biography; one book was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and another won him a New York Foundation of the Arts Award in Creative Nonfiction. Hamburger has been a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Paris and in India and Morocco, and has had several residencies at the MacDowell Colony and at the Ossabaw Island Project. He has been the recipient of research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880977187
Publisher:
Watusi
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Edition description:
XOXOX PRESS
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Hamburger's first three books were the subject of an exhibition at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as well as television, radio and theatrical treatments. He has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Paris, India and Morocco, and has had several residencies at the MacDowell Colony and at the Ossabaw Island Project. His work has earned him two research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His documentary film, Freedom's Front Line: Fayette County, Tennessee, was aired on WKNO, Memphis's PBS station, in February 2007. He lives in New York City.

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