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Pomegranate Sky

Pomegranate Sky

Author(s): Louise Soraya Black

Location(s): Iran

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Pomegranate Sky is an evocative story of love and lies set against the turmoil of post-revolutionary Tehran. An impressive debut novel, Pomegranate Sky won the inaugural Virginia Prize for Fiction (2009).

Living in contemporary Tehran, Layla refuses to bow to the ayatollah’s rules, resisting her mother’s relentless attempts to find her a suitable husband. Instead, she embarks on an illicit affair with her art teacher Keyvan, and they tentatively imagine a future together.

But the sudden death of her uncle, an outspoken journalist, raises many unanswered questions and when Layla’s cousin, who is visiting from America, is arrested by the morality police, the Komiteh, Layla’s plans for the future begin to unravel.

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