What’s it about?
This book takes place in Iran in 1979 on the brink of the Iranian Revolution. Thirty years later an expatriate Iranian in Paris thinks back to an earlier time- when life was different in Iran. The story centers around one extended family and how the revolution affects them all.
What did it make me think about?
The long and interesting history of Iran.
Should I read it?
This book is so beautifully written. I felt like the first half of the book was stronger than the last half, but I still enjoyed it. It was interesting to read how an average family might have been affected by the changes in Iran. I think this book is worth reading.
"Faith, to the judge, was a surrender of control, not an exercise of it. What he saw in his brother was not faith but certitude, the same certitude he had witnessed at the bench, year after year- mean and women, rich and poor driven to acts of cruelty by their convictions."
8 1/2 stars