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Toby Press, 2003 - Fiction - 189 pages
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An idealistic young man driven by nostalgia and romantic notions of the country he left as a child, Arash returns to Iran to start a new life and do his share to help rebuild the country. As he explores the streets of Tehran, he finds a society plagued by contradictions and confronts a disgruntled and cynical populace for whom the promises of the Revolution never materialized. With dwindling resources, yet still passionate about finding some way to make a difference to his people, he moves from hotels to dormitories, and finally, to the streets. Binding himself paralyzed in the face of a system he cannot change, he thinks up a way to pass on his message of rebellion, but in an ever vigilant society, this gesture of defiance comes to the attention of the authorities and leads to his imprisonment in the notorious Evin prison. In this moving and often disturbing novel, Naveed Noori paints a dark and foreboding picture of the harsh realities of life in the Islamic Republic.

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Difficult read about modern Tehran and the cost of survival. Read full review

Review: Dakhmeh

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the main character wasnt much of a protaganist. The guy legitimately committed crimes and refused to get a job. didnt exactly represent the harsh reality of life in Iran. Read full review


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Naveed Noori is the nom de plume of this unusual and intriguing new writer.

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