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Arrest of Hoveyda

Stories of the Iranian Revolution

Series: Exilic & Diasporic Writings
Availability: In stock
Published: 1998
Page #: v + 134
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 1-56859-100-4

 
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Part fiction, part memoirs, this collection of stories by an insider sheds new light on the main actors of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The title story in The Arrest of Hoveyda, Stories of the Iranian Revolution is a narrative in the distinct voices of five persons who took part in the meetings of a restricted council in a last-minute attempt to save the Shah’s crumbling regime. Putting their own spin and interpretation on the chaotic times they went through then, they talk about the events that led to the arrest of Amir Abbas Hoveyda, the Shah’s loyal and devoted Prime Minister for thirteen years. While describing and analyzing the flow of events and the psychology of the men who controlled them (or were controlled by them), the tale is one of might and fall and a reflection on public service, on revolution and retribution, and on power and what it does to those who wield it.

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Saideh Pakravan

Saideh Pakravan is the recipient of an F. Scott Fitzgerald Award as a fiction writer and a poet (nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is also the editor of the quarterly, Chanteh (published in Virginia). Born in Iran, she has spent most of her life in France, always keeping close ties to her homeland. She now lives in McLean, Virginia.

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