The Enlightenment of the Greengage by Shokoofeh Azar
SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2020* “If ever there was a book that needs to be read more than once, this is it.” – ArtsHub “A book that keeps on giving” – Brona’s Books “Extraordinary” – The Irish Times “Compelling, delightful and powerful” – David’s Book World A family story about the unbreakable connection between the living and the dead Set in Iran in the decade following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, this moving, richly imagined novel is narrated by the ghost of Bahar, a thirteen-year-old girl, whose family is compelled to flee their home in Tehran for a new life in a small village, hoping in this way to preserve both their intellectual freedom and their lives. But they soon find themselves caught up in the post-revolutionary chaos that sweeps across their ancient land and its people.
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- Item Weight : 220 g
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1787702110
- Product dimensions : 13.7 x 2.2 x 21.1 cm
- Publisher : Europa Editions (1 September 2020)
- Language: : English
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