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Description - The Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree by Farnoosh Moshiri

Awarded the Black Heron Press Prize for Social Fiction. In the dozen stories in The Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree, Farnoosh Moshiri combines social and political insight with the mythology of her native Iran. Her earlier books, The Bathhouse (which also won the Black Heron Press Prize for Social Fiction) and At the Wall of the Almighty, were set in Iran. The present book is set both in Iran and the United States. Several of the stories are concerned with the loss of status, the poverty, the loss of identity that immigrants often suffer. Unlike most immigrant stories, The Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree deals equally with the violence and political repression visited upon those who would emigrate during the fundamentalist revolution in Iran.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780930773700
ISBN-10: 0930773705
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 139mm x 17mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Black Heron Press
Publisher: Black Heron Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Farnoosh Moshiri

Farnoosh Moshiri was born into a literary family in Teheran, Iran. Under threat of death from the new regime, she escaped from Iran in 1983. She has lived in the United States since 1987. She graduated from the University of Houston's creative writing program where she won the Barthelme Memorial Fellowship. Crazy Dervish...is her third book.

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