The enlightenment of the greengage tree, Shokoofeh Azar
Publication year: 2020
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Europa Editions, 2020
Resource type: Electronic
Translated from the Persian
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Set in Iran in the decade following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, this moving, richly imagined novel is narrated by the ghost of Bahar, a 13-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. Bahar's mother, after a tragic loss, will embark on a long, eventful journey in search of meaning. 'The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree' speaks of the power of imagination when confronted with cruelty, and of our human need to make sense of trauma through the ritual of storytelling itself.