Join Shokoofeh Azar at the Margaret River Library to discuss her STELLA PRIZE SHORTLISTED novel ‘The Enlightenment of the Greenage Tree’, and the extraordinary life which has informed it.
This book is an extraordinarily powerful and evocative literary novel set in Iran in the period immediately after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Using the lyrical magic realism style of classical Persian storytelling, Azar draws the reader deep into the heart of a family caught in the maelstrom of post-revolutionary chaos and brutality that sweeps across an ancient land and its people. Exquisitely written, Azar is the consummate storyteller, using the panoply of Persian mythical and mystical entities to bring life, humour, hope, resignation, and profound insights to the characters and their world. It is simultaneously confronting and transcendent; weaving through the cruel and banal are the philosophical and existential illuminations that for the reader, are intensely affecting.
Friday 1st June
11am – 12pm
Session: A Sneak Peak into Magical Realism
Friday 1st May
2 – 3pm
Session: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree
Presented by Rosemary Sayer
Individual sessions $10
Day pass $60
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