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The Resource To Keep the Sun Alive

To Keep the Sun Alive

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To Keep the Sun Alive
Title
To Keep the Sun Alive
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Summary
"How do we recognize the moment our future has been written for us? In To Keep the Sun Alive, as the Islamic Revolution looms just outside the gate of an Iranian family orchard, Rabeah Ghaffari has built a world so lush, so precise that you will find yourself rewriting history if only to imagine it could still exist."—Mira Jacob, author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing "[A] tenderhearted début novel . . . A wide-ranging narrative, showing the enduring ramifications of filial and political violence." —The New Yorker The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner. In the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi-Khanoom, continue to run their ancient family orchard, growing apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries. The days here are marked by long, elaborate lunches on the terrace where the judge and his wife mediate disputes between aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews that foreshadow the looming national crisis to come. Will the monarchy survive the revolutionary tide gathering across the country? Will the judge's brother, a powerful cleric, take political control of the town or remain only a religious leader? And yet, life goes on. Bibi-Khanoom's grandniece secretly falls in love with the judge's grandnephew and dreams of a career on the stage. His other grandnephew withers away on opium dreams. A widowed father longs for a life in Europe. A strained marriage slowly unravels. The orchard trees bloom and fruit as the streets in the capital grow violent. And a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse, set to occur on one of the holiest days of year, finally causes the family—and the country—to break. Told through a host of unforgettable characters, ranging from servants and young children to intimate friends, To Keep the Sun Alive reveals the personal behind the political, reminding us of the human lives that animate historical events
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Ghaffari, Rabeah
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
To Keep the Sun Alive
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OVERDRIVE:3ff688e5-8ae9-4c71-b1be-76512fd97624
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781948226103
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True
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optical disk
Label
To Keep the Sun Alive
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3ff688e5-8ae9-4c71-b1be-76512fd97624
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781948226103
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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