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Amirrezvani, Anita. THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS - Headline 2007

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The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. 2007 - Headline. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani, published in 2007 by Headline.

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Title The Blood of Flowers
Author Anita Amirrezvani
Publisher Headline
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2007
ISBN 9780755334193
Cover Price 0.00
No. Pages 375
Dimensions 20 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.64

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a number 1 on the copyright page.

The book has red boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is neatly priceclipped otherwise complete.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Anita Amirrezvani

Anita Amirrezvani was born in Iran but has lived in the USA since she was a young child. She has visited Iran many times and has been steeped in tales of Iranian life and history from an early age. THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is her first novel.

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Set in seventeenth-century Iran, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the powerful and haunting story of a young girl's journey from innocence to adulthood.

The novel begins in the 1620s in a remote village where the narrator (whose name, in the Iranian storytelling tradition, we are never to know) lives with her mother and rug-maker father. On the sudden death of her father our heroine and her mother fall upon hard times and are forced to travel to the bustling, beautiful, exotic city of Isfahan where relatives take them in.

Everything is new: the grudging charity of her aunt, the encouragement of her uncle, one of the finest carpet-makers in the world, who begins to teach her his craft, the treacherous friendship of the daughter of rich neighbours. And there's an adventure ahead which will introduce her to the sensual side of life as well as to the cruelty of betrayal and rejection before she finds her way to contentment and possibly, even, to happiness, in a world full of contrasts and dangers.

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'Beautifully imagined... Simply a stunning debut. One can't help but want to return to the charming main narrator and the entrancing tale of her quest for independence and self-reliance, her daring and honest exploration of love and desire for love, and above all the profound discovery... that she 'must being to understand her own worth'--San Francisco Chronicle


'I've just read the most wonderful book by Anita Amirezzvani...it is fascinating, totally original and utterly gripping. It will remain one of my favourite books.'--Esther Freud, Independent on Sunday

'Powerful and haunting'--Image, Australia

'[Amirrezvani] argues most effectively for art's sake... through a series of artful tableaux; women congregating in a public bath; merchants haggling in the city's great bazaar; teeming slums and serene pleasure palaces'--Washington Post

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