The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

eBook - 2020 | First US edition.
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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is 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. Bahar's mother, after a tragic loss, will embark on a long, eventful journey in search of meaning in a world swept up in the post-revolutionary madness. 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. Through her unforgettable characters, Azar weaves a timely and timeless story that juxtaposes the beauty of an ancient, vibrant culture with the brutality of an oppressive political regime.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Europa Editions,, 2020.
©2017
Edition: First US edition.
Branch Call Number: DIGITAL
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Notes: Downloadable eBook.
Not recommended for use on the libraries' public computers.
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Translated from the Persian.

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