9781851689842

Revolution Street A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9781851689842

  • ISBN10:

    1851689842

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-05-13
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Summary

An uncensored and unflinching tale of power, corruption and love, set against the roiling aftermath of the Islamic Revolution - the first in an unforgettable trilogy about everyday life in contemporary Tehran.

Fattah is middle-aged and unmarried. A former hospital janitor who became rich working as a torturer in Tehran's notorious Evin prison, he now moonlights as an uncertified backstreet doctor specializing in 'honor surgery' for unmarried young women. Fattah has nothing but contempt for these women: until the beautiful Shahrzad lands on his operating table, and soon he is dangerously infatuated.

Undeterred that she is promised to - and in love with- another man, the younger and less affluent Mostafa, Fattah sets out to win Shahrzad by any means. Robbed of his bride, the jilted and furious Mostafa launches a desperate plan to move her beyond his rival's reach.

In Amir Cheheltan's critically acclaimed and searing novel - his first to be translated into English - power and corruption in post-revolutionary Iran are exposed through the actions of two men who work to exploit the chaos and confusion for their own benefit. The result is a provocative tale of a divided society where religious devotion and cruelty often go hand in hand.

Author Biography

Amir Cheheltan has published numerous novels and volumes of short stories in Iran to divisive acclaim, most having undergone restrictions and re-publications due to censorship. He currently supervises the literature workshop of the Karnameh Culture Centre in Terhan. Revolution Street is the first in a trilogy of novels about contemporary Tehran.

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