Disoriental

by Négar Djavadi

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2 in stock

ISBN:9781787701557

Genre:Fiction / Literary Fiction

Format:paperback

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WINNER2019 Albertine Prize2019 Lambda Literary AwardPrix du StylePrix de la Porte Doree 2016 Lire Best Debut Novel Le Prix du Roman NewsNow in B-format PaperbackKimia 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, Kimia 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 Kimia herself-punk-rock aficionado, storyteller extraordinaire, a Scheherazade of our time, and above all a modern woman divided between family traditions and her own “disorientalization”-who forms the heart of this bestselling and beloved novel.”In her remarkable novel, Negar Djavadi beautifully captures the “disorientation” of exile and the attempt to reconstruct a self through family stories.” – The New York Times”The novel pulsates with life but does not shirk from violence. The gorgeous prose…takes the edge off the relentless turmoil described throughout.” – The Financial Times”A momentous saga of modern Iran.” – Publishers Weekly

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm