Farnoosh Moshiri - THE DRUM TOWER

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ISBN: 9781936364060
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Published: Black Heron Press - October 16th, 2014

THE DRUM TOWER is Farnoosh Moshiri's fourth work of fiction concerned
with the deleterious effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. This
novel, told by a mentally ill, 16-year-old girl, depicts the fall of
Drum Tower, the house of a family descended from generations of War
Ministers. Rich in characters--Talkhoon, who struggles to control the
winds she hears inside her head and who tells the story; Assad, a man
made evil by his love for her; Anvar Angha, Talkhoon's grandfather who
has devoted his life to writing a book about the Simorgh (the mythical
bird of knowledge; the Persian Phoenix) but never completes it; Soraya,
Talkhoon's mother, whom we never meet but about whom myriad and
contradictory stories abound--and rich in family secrets, this novel
chronicles the early days of the revolution, the ruthlessness and
opportunism of the competing factions, the rise of the Revolutionary
Guard, the chaos and murder in the streets of Tehran, the arrests and
executions, as experienced by the members of this family. THE DRUM TOWER
may be compared, favorably, to GONE WITH THE WIND. It has already won
two Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Fiction Awards and a Black Heron Press
Award for Social Fiction. It has been licensed to the United Kingdom's
Sandstone Press which will publish the British Commonwealth edition
simultaneous with the Black Heron Press edition."