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The Resource The age of orphans : a novel, Laleh Khadivi

The age of orphans : a novel, Laleh Khadivi

Label
The age of orphans : a novel
Title
The age of orphans
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laleh Khadivi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of a Kurdish boy forced to betray his people in service of the new Iranian nation, and the tragic consequences as he grows into manhood. Before following his father into battle, he had been like any other Kurdish boy: in love with his Maman, fascinated by birds and the rugged Zagros Mountains, dutiful to his stern and powerful Baba. But after he is orphaned in a massacre by the armies of Iran[alpha]s new shah, he is taken in by the very army that has killed his parents, renamed Reza Khourdi, and indoctrinated into the modern, seductive ways of the newly minted nation, careful to hide his Kurdish origins with every step. The Age of Orphans follows Reza through his meteoric rise in rank, his marriage to a proud Tehrani woman, and his eventual deployment, as a colonel, back to the Zagros Mountains and the ever-defiant Kurds. Here Reza is responsible for policing, and sometimes killing, his own people, and his carefully crafted persona begins to crack. Told with an evocative richness of language that recalls Michael Ondaatje or Anita Desai, the story of Reza Khourdi is that of the twentieth-century everyman, cast out from the clan in the name of nation, progress, and modernity, who cannot help but yearn for the impossible dreams of love, land, and home
Member of
Summary
His innocence shattered when his parents are massacred by the soldiers of Iran's new shah, a young boy is taken in by the same army that killed his family, hides the truth about his Kurdish origins, and is instructed to kill his own people when he is deployed to his native Zagros Mountains
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
299671
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khadivi, Laleh
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Khourdi trilogy
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurds
  • Orphans
  • Conflict (Psychology)
  • Conflict (Psychology)
  • Kurds
  • Orphans
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
Label
The age of orphans : a novel, Laleh Khadivi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn235946152
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781596916166
Lccn
2008032551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)235946152
Label
The age of orphans : a novel, Laleh Khadivi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn235946152
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781596916166
Lccn
2008032551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)235946152

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