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9781612198187

The Immortals of Tehran

  • ISBN 13:

    9781612198187

  • ISBN 10:

    161219818X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/07/2020
  • Publisher: Melville House Pub

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Summary

“A highly recommended literary page-turner worth a second reading; fans of Gabriel García Márquez will delight in this fantastical—and fantastic novel.”Library Journal, starred review

"Impactful . . .  Araghi’s skillful combination of revolutionary politics and magical realism will please fans of Alejo Carpentier."Publishers Weekly

A sweeping, multigenerational epic, this stunning debut heralds the arrival of a unique new literary voice.


As a child living in his family's apple orchard, Ahmad Torkash-Vand treasures his great-great-great-great grandfather's every mesmerizing word. On the day of his father's death, Ahmad listens closely as the seemingly immortal elder tells him the tale of a centuries-old family curse . . . and the boy's own fated role in the story.

Ahmad grows up to suspect that something must be interfering with his family, as he struggles to hold them together through decades of famine, loss, and political turmoil in Iran. As the world transforms around him, each turn of Ahmad's life is a surprise: from street brawler, to father of two unusually gifted daughters; from radical poet, to politician with a target on his back. These lives, and the many unforgettable stories alongside his, converge and catch fire at the center of the Revolution.

Exploring the brutality of history while conjuring the astonishment of magical realism, The Immortals of Tehran is a novel about the incantatory power of words and the revolutionary sparks of love, family, and poetry--set against the indifferent, relentless march of time.

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