by Dorit Rabinyan
Paperback: 236 pages
$15.95 (Can $17.95)
Persian Brides is a novel of rare beauty and extraordinary accomplishment. Set at the turn of the century in a fictional Persian village, it tells the alternately magical and heart-wrenching stories of two young girls aged fifteen and eleven, intertwining them with those of their neighbors. A masterful blend of fantasy and reality, the narrative forcefully conveys the shocking cruelties endured by many of the characters while at the same time weaving a modern-day Arabic legend. Written with passion and elegance, Persian Brides brings a rich array of characters to life, telling of their hardships without ever losing the magic and wonder that is so much a part of their lives.
Praise For Persian Brides
"Rabinyan's brisk, fetching prose expertly summons a long-vanished land and renders it dazzling and delicious."