Some Assembly Required: Two Novels Fill the Gaps

2014-05-13T14:25:03-05:00

This is from Gabriel's neighbour, Giuditta. "One day Gabriel opened up more than usual and told me he had four sons. From four different women. In four different countries." The reader wonders if perhaps he opened up more to her than to anyone; Gabriel is a cipher, someone the reader knows

Some Assembly Required: Two Novels Fill the Gaps2014-05-13T14:25:03-05:00

Sahar Delijani’s Children of the Jacaranda Tree (2013)

2014-05-13T09:11:22-05:00

A blindfolded woman in labour, in the back of a van that has left Evin Prison in Tehran. It's an un-put-down-able scene. Atria Books - Simon & Schuster, 2013 It's 1983, in the third year of the war with Iraq, but the fierce immediacy of the story pulls

Sahar Delijani’s Children of the Jacaranda Tree (2013)2014-05-13T09:11:22-05:00
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