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The King: A Novel free pdf The King, young Shah Naser, takes to the throne of Persia at a turning point of history: he inherits an enchanted medieval world of harems, eunuchs, and treasures as well as a palace of secret doors, sudden deaths, and hidden agendas. Within the court is danger enough: outside all manner of change threatens-industrialization, colonization. Russia and England conspire to open the King's empire- his mother and his vizier take opposing sides. The poor King-almost an exact contemporary of Queen Victoria-is trapped. He likes some aspects of modernity (electricity, photography) but can't embrace democracy. He must be a sovereign: he must keep his throne. The King cannot face change and he cannot escape it. With this gleaming and seemingly simple story, breathlessly paced and beautifully told, Kader Abdolah, the acclaimed Iranian emigre novelist, speaks of deeper truths. A novel which has many timely things to say about eras of change and upheaval, The King is an unforgettable book.

About Kader Abdolah

Kader Abdolah is the pen name of Hossein Sadjadi Ghaemmaghami Farahani. Opposed to the rule of the last Shah and that of the ayatollahs who followed, he lives in Holland and writes in Dutch. Abdolah's The House of the Mosque and My Father's Notebook have appeared in English here, and he has been acclaimed "moving and illuminating" (Publishers Weekly), "captivating and distinctive" (TLS), and "clean and lyrical" (Kirkus Reviews). Nancy Forest-Flier has translated books by Truus Matti and Marleen Westera.

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Author : Kader Abdolah
Publisher : New Directions Publishing Corporation
Data Published :
ISBN : 0811223736
EAN : 9780811223737
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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