The Immortals of Tehran

Ali Araghi (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
Melville House Publishing
Publish Date
April 07, 2020
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781612198187

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About the Author

Ali Araghi is an Iranian writer and translator. He won the 2017 Prairie Schooner Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing and has published stories and translations in Prairie Schooner, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Asymptote, and Hayden's Ferry Review, among others. He lives in St. Louis.

Reviews

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"This superb debut follows an extended Iranian family through feline curse, daily survival, unintended betrayals and the transformative power of language."--Shelf Awareness

"Ali Araghi's staggering debut is a book about time, about stories, about what time and stories can and cannot do to save us. It's a book about how wars, and nations, are made--not out of violence, but out of the people upon whom the violence preys. It's about family, inheritance, language, fate. It's a book about me. It's a book about you, too."--Kaveh Akbar, author of Pilgrim Bell

"Ali Araghi's stunning debut novel gives us what the so-called news can't provide, a portal into the heart of the place we think we know as Iran. Araghi's is the Iran of One Thousand and One Nights and he is our Scheherazade, the tale he's telling is magnificent, brutal, spellbinding, as well as being--like Scheherazade's--crucial to survival." --Kathryn Davis, author of Duplex

"An amazing literary debut that reads like the work of a master. Ali Araghi has created a powerful, touching story about the intersection of love, art and politics, and how they reverberate across generations. This is a book that is both timeless and for our troubled times, a portrait of contemporary Iranian history as seen through the eyes of those who have experienced it--it should be required reading in the United States." --SaΓ―d Sayrafiezadeh, author of When Skateboards Will Be Free