- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: Aurora Metro Pubns (14 October 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906582106
- ISBN-13: 978-1906582104
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 19.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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Pomegranate Sky Paperback – 14 Oct 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1906582104 ISBN-10: 1906582106
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'Four decades of upheaval in Iran told through one privileged family's turbulent history - the feel for colour and language is vibrant.' The Guardian, First Novel Choice Oct 2010 'As in Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel about a restrictive culture, The Handmaid's Tale, secret rebellion and sexual freedoms are rife.' Fat Quarter Magazine 'Vividly written, fresh and eloquent, a girl's poignant tale of love and menace in contemporary Iran.' Fay Weldon 'I was totally captivated by this novel. Layla is torn between her heart and the restrictions of her culture. She obeys her heart - though not without a price. This wonderfully poetic story keeps you hooked right to the very end.' Stephanie Hale, author and broadcaster 'brilliantly evokes the changing face of Iran through the eyes of a young woman caught between duty and love - Pomegranate Sky is a fine achievement, beautifully written and riveting to the final page.' Tricia Wastvedt, author of 'The River' (long-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction)
About the Author
Born in 1977 to an English mother and Iranian father, she has lived in Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. She has a first class honours in law from UCL and practised law in the City for seven years. Louise is married, with a one year old son, and lives in Surrey. This is her debut novel.
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2 June 2019
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This is a delightfully written novel which describes life in Iran from before the 1979 revolution to 2001. In evocative language, the Author portrays the life of women and men in a religiously dominated Iran. It is a heart warming volume which taught me much about women in Iran.
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Insight into Modern Day Iran at a personal level
30 December 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
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This book definitely deserved "The Virgina Prize of 2009" as it is a very readable first novel. It could be a later novel as it moves well and gives great visual pictures of a young lady living in modern day Iran. It gave me glimpses a very different life from ladies her age in America. The family has many interesting characters that keep the readers attention. It moves easily from events in 2001 Iran to earlier events in 1980 - 1991 that impacted her life. The inclusion of common Farsi words in the text(defined in a glossary) added to the Persian flavor of the story. The story keeps the reader wanting to keep reading and the ending is not what I expected. I hope Mrs. Black will write more based on her mixed experiences from having lived in England, Iran and many other countries(See her biography on Amazon).
17 November 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
Despite being of a different time, the story is really reflective of the glimpses I get of Iran as an expat; a people who love their land but so conflicted between the love of their country and what they would like to see of their nation. A proud people, who want to be able to be a part of the world but also independent. The characters in the book represent the many faces of Iran and it is such a beautiful story.
Complex story with an epic ending
31 March 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
This story is beautifully written. It's a love story set in Iran between two people who weren't supposed to meet based on the rigid cultural rules dictating how men and women can interact. I'm a sucker for books with great endings. I want an ending that is going to wrap up all the plot threads and is satisfying without being too predictable. This book has an epic ending. Don't read the last chapter first!
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