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    • Savushun: A Novel About Modern Iran

    • Persian Classics
    • By: Simin Daneshvar, M.R. Ghanoonparvar (translator), Brian Spooner (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta, Brian Spooner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Savushun chronicles the life of a Persian family during the Allied occupation of Iran during World War II. It is set in Shiraz, a town which evokes images of Persepolis and pre-Islamic monuments, the great poets, the shrines, Sufis, and nomadic tribes within a historical web of the interests, privilege, and influence of foreign powers; corruption, incompetence, and arrogance of persons in authority; the paternalistic landowner-peasant relationship; tribalism; and the fear of famine.

    Regular price: $24.95