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We Heard the Heavens Then : A Memoir of Iran

Minu-Sepehr, Aria (Book - 2012 )
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We Heard the Heavens Then : A Memoir of Iran


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"The 1970s were the end result of half a century of Westernization in Iran, and Aria's father was the man of the hour. But when the Shah was overthrown and the Ayatollah rose to power in 1979, Aria's idyllic life skidded to a halt...As the surreal began to invade the mundane, with family friends disappearing every day and resources growing scarce, Aria found himself torn between being the man of the house and being a much needed source of comic relief. His antics shone a bright light for his family, showing them how to escape, if only momentarily, the grief and horror that a vengeful revolution brought into their lives. In this tightly focused memoir, Aria Minu-Sepehr takes us back through his explosive youth, into the heart of the revolution when a boy's hero, held up as the nation's pride, became a hunted man."--Dust jacket.
Authors: Minu-Sepehr, Aria
Title: We heard the heavens then : a memoir of Iran
Publisher: New York :, Free Press,, 2012
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Characteristics: xii, 240 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Aria Minu-Sepehr
Summary: "The 1970s were the end result of half a century of Westernization in Iran, and Aria's father was the man of the hour. But when the Shah was overthrown and the Ayatollah rose to power in 1979, Aria's idyllic life skidded to a halt...As the surreal began to invade the mundane, with family friends disappearing every day and resources growing scarce, Aria found himself torn between being the man of the house and being a much needed source of comic relief. His antics shone a bright light for his family, showing them how to escape, if only momentarily, the grief and horror that a vengeful revolution brought into their lives. In this tightly focused memoir, Aria Minu-Sepehr takes us back through his explosive youth, into the heart of the revolution when a boy's hero, held up as the nation's pride, became a hunted man."--Dust jacket.
ISBN: 9781451652185
1451652186
Branch Call Number: B-Mi6686w 2012
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"A memoir of the author's childhood in Revolutionary Iran describes his early life of privilege as the son of a high-ranking general in the Shah's Imperial Iranian Air Force, the nightmarish existence his family endured after the Ayatollah rose to power in 1979 and their eventual decision to flee to the United States." Biography and Memoir Newsletter November 2012 http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=571059

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