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We heard the heavens then : a memoir of Iran

Author: Aria Minu-Sepehr
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The 1970s were the end result of half a century of Westernization in Iran. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Aria Minu-Sepehr
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aria Minu-Sepehr
ISBN: 9781451652185 1451652186 9781451652192 1451652194
OCLC Number: 783245609
Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Corrupter of the land" --
Breaking the sound barrier --
I raised this one --
Where parallel lines cross --
A grand comedy --
The writing on the wall --
Burning down the house --
The escape --
My own revolution --
Turning rotten --
The chase --
You, too, major? --
Terminal exam --
No generals left --
Declaration.
Responsibility: Aria Minu-Sepehr.

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The 1970s were the end result of half a century of Westernization in Iran. 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. 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.

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