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My Uncle Napoleon

My Uncle Napoleon

Author(s): Iraj Pezeshkzad

Location(s): Iran, Tehran

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1940s



In the early 1940s, the 15-year-old narrator becomes infatuated with his first cousin Layli. She is the daughter of the narrator’s uncle,nicknamed Napoleon because of his eulogising of the great French leader. Iranian, yes, but universal too, a great read.

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‘Readers can gain a more balanced impression of Iran from this novel, which looks at life from the kind of humorous perspective few Westerners may associate with the current regime in that country.” –The...

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