I think it might be the most memorable book that i have read to date this year. Soon to be a major motion picture starring adrien brody and salma hayek in the aftermath of the iranian revolution, raregem dealer isaac amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Although this is used in many other novels, i feel that i show the full potential for this theme regarding the septembers of shiraz. The septembers of shiraz, poignant once youve read this first novel by dalia sofer, is, on its own, a title at once overly poetic and misleading. The septembers of shiraz, dalia sofer the septembers of shiraz 2007 is a critically acclaimed debut novel by iranian american author dalia sofer. With salma hayek, shohreh aghdashloo, adrien brody, alon aboutboul. From left, salma hayekpinault, adrien brody and ariana molkara in septembers in shiraz, directed by wayne blair.
It narrates the lives of a welltodo iranian family during and after the iranian revolution which additionally overthrew the shah and ushered in the islamic republic. Apr, 2008 this month, the mc book club gets into the septembers of shiraz, about one familys struggle to survive in the aftermath of the iranian revolution. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the septembers of shiraz. Buy the septembers of shiraz book online at low prices in. The septembers of shiraz by dalia sofer, paperback barnes. I decided to go ahead and read it because i loved a similar book, mayada, daughter of iraq. Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version. Also includes sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of dalia sofers the septembers of shiraz. Citation formats are based on standards as of july 2010. A pageturning literary debut, the septembers of shiraz simmers with questions of identity, alienation, and love, not simply for a spouse or a child, but for all the intangible sights and smells of. Therefore it need a free signup process to obtain the book.
Septembers of shiraz revisits the 1979 iranian revolution. Prior to the iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. The septembers of shiraz by dalia sofer, paperback. Goodreads members who liked the septembers of shiraz also liked. Dalia sofers first book, the septembers of shiraz, is an excellent novel, written with colorful and detailed word imagery, covering a oneyear period from september 1981 to september 1982. Jun 24, 2016 based on true events, septembers of shiraz follows a prosperous jewish family whose lives are turned upside down in the wake of the 1979 iranian revolution. Of all recent historical events american movies have tried to dramatize, perhaps none has been failed so resoundingly as the iranian revolution and its aftermath. Sep 18, 2015 septembers of shiraz opens with a based on a true story card and i do not want to make light of this familys plight, or the persecution of religious faiths, or any other group, by. The film stars adrien brody, salma hayek, shohreh aghdashloo, anthony azizi, bashar rahal and alon aboutboul.
In dalia sofers first novel, a father is separated from his jewish family in iran shortly after the revolution. Isaac stretches his legs, tapping them with his fingers to help his blood circulate. Mohammad shahbazi talks about his familys escape from iran in 1979. The septembers of shiraz by dalia sofera sensitive account of a tehran familys neardestruction after the iranian revolution.
Septembers of shiraz godfrey cheshire june 24, 2016. Find books like the septembers of shiraz from the worlds largest community of readers. In september,1981 in the midst of his work day, isaac amin, a jew living in tehran, is apprehended at gunpoint by two members of the revolutionary guards. The lesson seems to be that one is never free when focused on material things, and yet revolutions always seem to be about the power that comes with money rather than the issues initially proclaimed. There is also a subplot involving a hasidic family in new york. Buy a cheap copy of the septembers of shiraz book by dalia sofer. Jun 18, 2016 iran, the holocaust, septembers of shiraz and me film starring adrien brody and salma hayek was panned at the toronto international film festival, but tells a story of persecution that. One womans survival under saddam hussein paperback. The septembers of shiraz dalia sofer, 2007 harpercollins 368 pp. Sofer said that it was wrong to read the septembers of shiraz as a story of jewish persecution in. Read this book and over 1 million others with a kindle unlimited membership.
Jul 28, 2008 while i couldnt wait to find out what happened to the amin family, i also didnt want the book to end i had some mixed emotions going on. The septembers of shiraz was the 2018 annual selection of the one bay one book program of the jewish community library. I had the privilege of meeting the author and hearing her interviewed as part of the program. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the the septembers of shiraz, you will able to read or download in pdf or epub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country. The septembers of shiraz 2007 is a debut novel by iranian american author dalia sofer it narrates the lives of a welltodo iranian family during and after the iranian revolution which additionally overthrew the shah and ushered in the islamic republic. Septembers of shiraz opens with a based on a true story card and i do not want to make light of this familys plight, or the persecution of religious faiths, or any other group, by.
The septembers of shiraz audiobook, by dalia sofer. The septembers of shiraz download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl. Jun 23, 2016 based on true events, septembers of shiraz follows a secular jewish family whose lives are turned upside down in the wake of the 1979 iranian revolution. It was also a finalist for the 2007 national jewish book award. Septembers of shiraz has partnered with 30 years after for their legacy project, the project is meant to allow individuals to share their stories with the world. The septembers of shiraz by dalia sofer from the first page of the septembers of shiraz, you know its not going to be a fun or easy read. Following in that films lamentable tradition, the new septembers of shiraz recreates its 1979 tehran in bulgaria, where an international cast led by adrien brody and salma hayek was directed by an australian, wayne blair. The septembers of shiraz 2007, a historical novel by dalia sofer, recounts the experiences of one family during the iranian revolution in the late 1970s. The result is another vacuous melodramathriller that doesnt lay a glove on the eras historical complexities. This is an incredibly powerful debut novel from dalia sofer. Septembers of shiraz is a 2015 american drama film directed by wayne blair and written by hanna weg. Firdous bamji wrongly accused of spying after the iranian revolution, isaac amin is tossed. Bingham prize in 2008, and the sami rohr prize for jewish literature choice award in 2009. In book form, this is a terrific and personal story about the impact of the revolution.
A thriller based on the new york times notable book. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Wed love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Sep 16, 2015 the word human is used nine times in the press notes for septembers of shiraz, 14 if you also count it as a root in the words humanity, humane and humanitarian. The septembers of shiraz is an extremely difficult book to read. In the aftermath of the iranian revolution, raregem deal.
I loved mayada, and figured i would like the septembers of shiraz, too. Aug 05, 2007 a memorable title will surely attract readers, but when a book becomes a classic, its hard to say whether the title has been part of its canonization or has merely become retroactively canonical. Throughout the novel, isaac goes through incredible loss, both financially and emotionally. Based on true events, septembers of shiraz follows a prosperous jewish family whose lives are turned upside down in the wake of the 1979 iranian revolution. It is based on the 2007 novel the septembers of shiraz by dalia sofer.
Apr 22, 2010 the theme that i used to occur throughout the novel was hardship and struggles. A pageturning literary debut, the septembers of shiraz simmers with questions of identity, alienation, and love, not simply for a spouse or a child, but for all the intangible sights and smells of the place we call home. Wrongly accused of spying after the iranian revolution, isaac amin is tossed into prison, forcing his wife to. Accused of spying for israel, isaac amins real crime is simply being j. In the septembers of shiraz, dalia sofer has, with extraordinary skill, woven together a cast of characters replete with endearing qualities and rife with character. In the aftermath of the iranian revolution, raregem dealer isaac amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Best of all, if after reading an e book, you buy a paper version of septembers of shiraz. Enemy territory septembers of shiraz 2016 rotten tomatoes. He is also glad to have an ant colony, for which he saves his. This is the story of a prosperous jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries. Sofer was ten years old when her own jewish family escaped iran. Click download or read online button to get the septembers of shiraz book now. Septembers of shiraz a first novel, set in tehran dalia sofer has published a first novel set in tehran, two years after the overthrow of the monarchy there. Sites like sparknotes with a the septembers of shiraz study guide or cliff notes.
Aug 17, 2007 i chose this book on the recommendation of my online book club members. The septembers of shiraz by soferdalia and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. I chose this book on the recommendation of my online book club members. Iran, the holocaust, septembers of shiraz and me the. The septembers of shiraz audiobook listen instantly. When isaac adrien brody is suddenly arrested and taken to a secret prison, his wife salma hayek is left to make sense of what has happened and must somehow secure isaacs release and. Read the book on paper it is quite a powerful experience. Buy the septembers of shiraz book online at best prices in india on. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty.
Needless to say, the septembers of shiraz lived up to its advance praise and i highly recommend it. Septembers of shiraz official trailer 1 2016 adrien brody, salma hayek movie hd prior to the iranian revolution it was a place where people of. Reoccurring themes and symbols septembers of shiraz. Posts about the septembers of shiraz written by bookdiva. Isaac amin, an iranian jew, is arrested and imprisoned shortly after the 1979 revolution in iran. Books similar to the septembers of shiraz the septembers of shiraz.1012 672 1157 1452 1467 346 629 1513 194 802 28 877 745 669 1254 1271 1439 766 53 748 1162 469 282 912 797 990 1059 571 1031 462 49 464 487 547 611 297 477 1261 87