Searching for Hassan: A Journey to the Heart of Iran

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Anchor Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 322 pages
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The unique culture of Iran and the sweep of its history are revealed in this evocative travelogue of an American family searching for a lost friend in the country of their youth.

Growing up in Tehran in the 1960s, Terence Ward and his brothers were watched over by Hassan, the family’s cook, housekeeper, and cultural guide. After an absence of forty years, Ward embarked on a pilgrimage with his family in search of Hassan. Taking us across the landscape of Iran, he plumbs its unimaginably rich past, explores its deep conflicts with its Arab neighbors, and anticipates the new “Great Game” now being played out in central Asia. Insightful, informative, and moving, Searching for Hassan enhances our understanding of the Middle East with the story of a family who came to love and admire Iran through their deep affection for its people.

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Review: Searching for Hassan: A Journey to the Heart of Iran

User Review  - James Klagge - Goodreads

The story of a family's trip to Iran in 1998 to try to find a family who had worked for them for several years in the 1960s in Teheran. In the course of the story we learn a lot about Iranian ... Read full review

Review: Searching for Hassan: A Journey to the Heart of Iran

User Review  - Katerina - Goodreads

A very romantic view on Iran. Author`s nostalgic memories of his childhood in Iran doesn`t let him describe Iran, its culture and people objectively. I would also say that his knowledge of Iran and ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Terence Ward was born in Boulder, Colorado, and spent his childhood in Saudi Arabia and Iran. He is a cross-cultural consultant who has advised corporations and governments in the Islamic world and the West. He divides his time between Florence, Italy, and New York.

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