Monday, April 20, 2009
Last week in my IMM post I mentioned a new and upcoming title Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji, which comes out May 5th. The author's publicist would like to award three lucky readers with copies of this book.
Here's the description:
In this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, Mahbod Seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Persian culture, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share.
In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran’s sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed, joking around one minute and asking burning questions about life the next. He also hides a secret love for his beautiful neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed since birth to another man. But the bliss of Pasha and Zari’s stolen time together is shattered when Pasha unwittingly acts as a beacon for the Shah’s secret police. The violent consequences awaken him to the reality of living under a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice…
If you would like to win a copy of Rooftops of Tehran, please leave a comment below with your e-mail address. I'm only running this contest through Friday night, so enter soon!!