Tehran at Twilight

Tehran at Twilight

eBook - 2014
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Included Library Journal's "Books That Buzzed at BEA" Roundup, the first word on titles and trends from Barbara Hoffert, EditorIncluded in Publishers Weekly's Fall Preview (Literary Fiction)"Abdoh deftly captures the uneasy atmosphere of 2008 Tehran, swirling with betrayal and corruption." -- Library Journal, Books for the Masses/Editors' Picks BEA 2014"Tehran at Twilight is a remarkable meditation on violence, and on all the ways one bears witness to pain...At the center lies the story of two friends whose paths have diverged, and of love restored between a mother and a son. A smart, eloquent novel." -- Dalia Sofer, author of The Septembers of Shiraz"Connecting the dots of the shadow lives of Iranian, American, and Iranian American double and triple agents, and their double and triple stories in Iran and Manhattan, Baghdad and Berkeley, Abdoh also tells a tale of mothers and sons,..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9781617753336
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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Oct 28, 2014

The great thing about Tehran at Twilight is that it is a hard-nosed look at the Tehran underworld from the eyes of locals. The city comes alive in Abdoh's hands and he captures the machinations of all the special interests at play (and at war). As a no-frills genre read, it's pretty good. Abdoh manages to pack a lot of story into a slim book. Sadly, it doesn't have the complexity of your typical Le Carre book and lacks the lush prose that I crave, but I think that's the stoic, noir style coming through. Toward the end, the book reveals itself less as a traditional thriller and more as a prodigal-son-returns-home tour and quiet exploration of personal loyalties.


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