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The Septembers of Shiraz
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek

In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. As Isaac navigates the terrors of prison, and his wife feverishly searches for him, his children struggle with the realization that their family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger.

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Dalia Sofer. (2009). The Septembers of Shiraz. HarperCollins.

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      • source: Wall Street Journal
      • content: "Dalia Sofer's debut novel marks itself out as extraordinary...an impressive debut."
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      • source: Marie Claire
      • content: "First time novelist Dalia Sofer does the House of Sand and Fog one better by weaving a story from four perspectives, offering a unique glimpse into the emotional fallout from political upheaval and what it's like to know you're about to lose everything."
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      • source: The Jewish Daily Forward
      • content: "Sofer successfully uses the rich details of a sense-saturated country to emphasize how alone her characters feel despite an appearance of family and comfort...as Sofer elegantly demonstrates in this novel...the true survivor is one who learns to preserve his identity."
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      • source: Chicago Tribune
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      • source: Miami Herald
      • content: "[A] gripping first novel...Sofer's prose is lyrical and sometimes haunting."
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      • source: Philadelphia Inquirer
      • content: "In her gripping debut novel...Sofer creates a page-turner that leaves you wanting to know more."
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      • source: Financial Times
      • content: "...her elegant prose works magic...Sofer perfectly captures Iran's transition to theocratic republic."
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      • source: Weekly Standard
      • content: "...brave and humane first novel... exquisite and profoundly moving."
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      • source: Christian Science Monitor
      • content: "Gripping work...a powerful story honestly told."
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        April 16, 2007
        Sofer's family escaped from Iran in 1982 when she was 10, an experience that may explain the intense detail of this unnerving debut. On a September day in 1981, gem trader Isaac Amin is accosted by Revolutionary Guards at his Tehran office and imprisoned for no other crime than being Jewish in a country where Muslim fanaticism is growing daily. Being rich and having had slender ties to the Shah's regime magnify his peril. In anguish over what might be happening to his family, Isaac watches the brutal mutilation and executions of prisoners around him. His wife, Farnaz, struggles to keep from slipping into despair, while his young daughter, Shirin, steals files from the home of a playmate whose father is in charge of the prison that holds her father. Far away in Brooklyn, Isaac's nonreligious son, Parviz, struggles without his family's money and falls for the pious daughter of his Hasidic landlord. Nicely layered, the story shimmers with past secrets and hidden motivations. The dialogue, while stiff, allows the various characters to come through. Sofer's dramatization of just-post-revolutionary Iran captures its small tensions and larger brutalities, which play vividly upon a family that cannot, even if it wishes to, conform.

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