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Rooftops of Tehran: A Novel (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Mahbod Seraji

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Title:Rooftops of Tehran: A Novel
Authors:Mahbod Seraji
Info:NAL Trade (2009), Paperback, 368 pages
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Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji (2009)

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Fascinating story set in pre-revolution Iran. It was so interesting to read about life in Tehran and the mixed feelings the Iranians had about America. Throw in an interesting story and I was hooked. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
Fascinating story set in pre-revolution Iran. It was so interesting to read about life in Tehran and the mixed feelings the Iranians had about America. Throw in an interesting story and I was hooked. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
An excellent view into the society of Iran in the early 1970's, boiling it all down to family, relationships and love. Common humanity. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
An excellent view into the society of Iran in the early 1970's, boiling it all down to family, relationships and love. Common humanity. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
An excellent view into the society of Iran in the early 1970's, boiling it all down to family, relationships and love. Common humanity. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
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From "a striking new talent"(Sandra Dallas, author of Tallgrass) comes an unforgettable debut novel of young love and coming of age in an Iran headed toward revolution.

In this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, Mahbod Seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Persian culture, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share.

In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed, joking around one minute and asking burning questions about life the next. He also hides a secret love for his beautiful neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed since birth to another man. But the bliss of Pasha and Zari's stolen time together is shattered when Pasha unwittingly acts as a beacon for the Shah's secret police. The violent consequences awaken him to the reality of living under a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice...

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An unforgettable debut novel of young love and growing up in an Iran headed toward revolution. In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends one perfect, stolen summer with his beautiful neighbor, Zari, until he unwittingly guides the Shah's secret police to their target: Zari's intended. The violent consequences awaken Pasha and his friends to the reality of life under the rule of a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice from which Pasha may never recover.… (more)

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