My Part of Her

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About the Author
Javad Djavahery was forced to leave Iran at the age of twenty, escaping to France as a political refugee. He has never returned to Iran and now lives in Paris. In addition to writing screenplays and producing films, he has written two short-story collections in Persian and two novels in French. My Part of Her is his English-language debut.

Emma Ramadan is a literary translator based in Providence, RI where she is the co-owner of Riffraff bookstore and bar. She is the recipient of a PEN/Heim grant, an NEA translation grant, and a Fulbright fellowship for her translation work.

Dina Nayeri is the author of The Ungrateful Refugee, a finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize. Her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea (2013), was translated into fourteen languages. Her second novel, Refuge (2017), was a New York Times editor's choice. She holds a BA from Princeton, an MBA from Harvard, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and Teaching Writing Fellow. She lives in Paris, where she is a fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.

"A searing novel, by Iranian exile Djavahery, of love and betrayal in a time of revolution.... Djavahery's novel is an aching evocation of paradise lost, one that is impossible to regain, even in our narrator's searching dreams. Vivid, shattering, and utterly memorable."

--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Djavahery's mesmerizing English-language debut illustrates how betrayal can have far-reaching ramifications.... Driven by the narrator's regretful voice, Djavahery's excellent, gripping tale depicts misplaced, youthful ambition and the conflicts of changing social norms."

"This English-language debut of exiled Iranian novelist Djavahery captures the headiness of youth, with all its promise and peril, and displays how seemingly small actions can become pivotal moments when the world is turned on its head."