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The Blood of Flowers

Amirrezvani, Anita

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ISBN 10: 0755334191 / ISBN 13: 9780755334193
Editorial: Headline Review, 2007
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UK, Headline Review, 2007. Hardback with unclipped dustjacket. First edition/first printing (1 on copyright page). SIGNED by the author directly onto the title page. Unread and like new. DJ protected by a removable plastic cover. Stunning debut novel of one woman's sruggle to create a life of her choosing in 17th century Iran. Dispatched well protected and securely packed in bubble wrap and a strong cardboard book box. (s3). N° de ref. de la librería 1129H89395410-DRL5-FO4B

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Título: The Blood of Flowers

Editorial: Headline Review

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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A sensuous and richly-imagined historical novel that centers on a skilled young carpet weaver, her arranged marriage, and her quest for self-determination in 17th-century Persia.
In 17th-century Iran, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. But when her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise rug the young woman has woven to pay for their journey to Isfahan, where they will work as servants for her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Shah Abbas the Great.
Despite her lowly station, the young woman blossoms as a brilliant designer of carpets, a rarity in a craft dominated by men. But while her talent flourishes, her prospects for a happy marriage grow dim. Forced into a secret marriage to a wealthy man, the young woman finds herself faced with a daunting decision: forsake her own dignity, or risk everything she has in an effort to create a new life.

About the Author:

Anita Amirrezvani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in San Francisco. Her first novel, The Blood of Flowers, has appeared in more than 25 languages and was long-listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, Equal of the Sun, was published by Scribner in June, 2012. Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers, an anthology co-edited by Anita and Persis Karim, will appear in Spring, 2013. Anita teaches at the California College of the Arts and at Sonoma State University.

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