Disoriental Paperback / softback
The story of a young girl and her family, at the core of an exploration of Iranian history.
WINNER: Prix du Style, Prix de la Porte DorÃ©e, Lire Best Debut Novel, Le Prix du Roman News.
KimiaÌ‚ Sadr fled Iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now twenty-five, with a new life and the prospect of a child, KimiaÌ‚ is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, which reach her in unstoppable, uncontainable waves. In the waiting room of a Parisian fertility clinic, generations of flamboyant Sadrs return to her, including her formidable great-grandfather Montazemolmolk, with his harem of fifty-two wives, and her parents, Darius and Sara, stalwart opponents of each regime that befalls them.
In this high-spirited, kaleidoscopic story, key moments of Iranian history, politics, and culture punctuate stories of family drama and triumph. Yet it is KimiaÌ‚ herselfâ€”punk-rock aficionado, storyteller extraordinaire, a Scheherazade of our time, and above all a modern woman divided between family traditions and her own â€œdisorientalizationâ€â€”who forms the heart of this bestselling and beloved novel.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/09/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781787702042
- Paperback / softback from £10.35
- EPUB from £8.79