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My Uncle Napoleonby Iraj Pezeshkzad
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Widely regarded as the most important work of Iranian fiction of the last century, My Uncle Napoleon has been called A masterpiece of contemporary world fiction (Baltimore Sun). It's the story of a large extended family presided over by a doddering and cranky patriarch (think Don Quixote), whom the children nickname Napoleon behind his back. The narrator is a wise and exuberant teenage boy (think Sancho Panza) who has the misfortune to fall in love with Uncle Napoleon's much-protected daughter. Set in Tehran in the 1940s, the novel is a complex and unexpectedly comic portrait of daily Iranian life dominated by the universal themes of love, marriage, and family.
Set in Tehran in the 1940s, this "masterpiece of contemporary world fiction" ("Baltimore Sun") tells the story of a large extended Iranian family presided over by a doddering and cranky patriarch, whom the children nickname RNapoleonS behind his back.
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