The House of the Mosque

The House of the Mosque

eBook - 2010
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Iran, 1969. In the house of the mosque, the family of Aqa Jaan has lived for eight centuries. The house teems with life, played out under the watchful eyes of the storks that nest on the minarets above. But this family will experience upheaval unknown to previous generations. For in Iran, political unrest is brewing. The shah is losing his hold on power; the ayatollah incites rebellion from his exile in France; and one day the ayatollah returns. The consequences will be felt in every corner of Aqa Jaan's family.
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2010
ISBN: 9781847678126
Characteristics: 1 online resource (436 p.)
Additional Contributors: Massotty, Susan


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Jun 20, 2011

This is a beautifully written book starting with gentle humour and ending showing the harsh side of the end of the Shah's rule and the rise the Ayatollah and the fear and darkness it spread. The book is a beautiful read and one that gave much pleasure to read. You become so involved & attached to the characters, from the longing of the youngest sons yearning for a TV, the uncle & his glamorise girlfriends, the late imams insipid wife who comes into her own under the ayatollah. I wld read this book happily again

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