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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (698 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shahriar Mandanipour Narrator: Naila Azad, Sunil Malhotr Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Truly original, Censoring an Iranian Love Story is an incredibly imaginative yet always charming love story set in contemporary Iran that crackles with wit, verve and social comment: Sara falls in love with Dara through secret messages hidden in code in the pages of books that have been outlawed, but then something quite extraordinary and unexpected happens. Through adeptly handled asides to the reader, as well as anecdotes, codes and metaphors, and cheeky references to the wonderfully rich Iranian literary heritage, the novel builds to offer a revealing yet often playful and hopeful comment on the pressures of writing within the tightly prescribed Islamic regime, pressures that naturally are heightened where affairs of the heart are concerned.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kani | 12/16/2013

    " Interesting. and strange. Writing as if your novel will be censored which means both avoiding being censored and giving the censors something to censor while maintaining your story. So many layers upon which to read, or listen, to a story! Ultimately, it didn't go anywhere for me (didn't like the ending so much) but the challenge was incredibly interesting in and of itself. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by marg | 11/27/2013

    " Could not finish - Dude, you are no Italo Calvino - GET OVER IT AND STOP TRYING. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shahad | 10/4/2013

    " Loved every page of it. Has more than one story, and each story has a different metaphoric meaning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deepa Ranganathan | 9/28/2013

    " Excellent read. Poignant, funny, enduring and titillating all at the same time. Picturesque writing. "

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