Welcome to the house of the mosque . . . Iran, 1950. Spring has arrived, and as the women prepare the festivities, Sadiq waits for a suitor to knock on the door.
Her uncle Nosrat returns from Tehran with a glamorous woman, while on the rooftop, Shahbal longs only for a television to watch the first moon landing.
But not even the beloved grandmothers can foresee what will happen in the days and months to come.
The household is set to experience great love and loss as it opens the doors to faith and politics.
In this uplifting bestseller, Kader Abdolah charts the triumphs and tragedies of a family on the brink of revolution.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 13/01/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847672414