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Tremors
Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers
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  • Paperback
  • Feb.01.2013
  • 9781557289957

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This groundbreaking anthology brings together twenty-seven authors from a wide range of experiences that offer new perspectives on the Iranian American story. The authors in Tremors represent the maturing voice of Iranian American fiction from the vantage point of those who were born and raised in Iran, as well as those writers who reflect a more distant, but still important, connection to their Iranian heritage. Altogether, these narratives capture the diversity of the Iranian diaspora and complicate the often-narrow view of Iranian culture represented in the media. The stories and novel excerpts explore the deeply human experiences of one of the newest immigrant groups to the United States in its attempts to adjust and assimilate in the face of major historical upheavals such as the 1979 Iranian revolution, the hostage crisis, and the attacks of...
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This groundbreaking anthology brings together twenty-seven authors from a wide range of experiences that offer new perspectives on the Iranian American story. The authors in Tremors represent the maturing voice of Iranian American fiction from the vantage point of those who were born and raised in Iran, as well as those writers who reflect a more distant, but still important, connection to their Iranian heritage. Altogether, these narratives capture the diversity of the Iranian diaspora and complicate the often-narrow view of Iranian culture represented in the media. The stories and novel excerpts explore the deeply human experiences of one of the newest immigrant groups to the United States in its attempts to adjust and assimilate in the face of major historical upheavals such as the 1979 Iranian revolution, the hostage crisis, and the attacks of September 11, 2001. The stories set in Iran testify to the resilience, dignity, and humor of a people rich in history and culture.

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About Anita

Anita Amirrezvani is the author of The Blood of Flowers, published by Little, Brown in 2007. The novel was longlisted for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction in the UK. Called “enduring and dynamic” by the Washington Post and “hypnotic” by the San...

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Published Reviews

Jan.16.2008

Anita Amirrezvani's first novel is about the costs and consolations of beauty, and is itself so picturesque that it often seems a striking variation on its own theme. Set in 17th-century Persia, the book...

Jan.16.2008

Everything about Iran-born, former Northern California dance critic Anita Amirrezvani's first novel is meticulously designed: its nine-year creation; its hypnotic cadence and considered approach to plot and...