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Winter in Tabriz

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781473663138

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‘A gripping, nostalgic story of the struggle for art, love and freedom . . . captures the complexities and tensions of attempting to choose one’s own path, and the vulnerability implicit in investing in love and friendship’ Irish Times

During the chaotic months leading up to the Iranian Revolution, four young people navigate the increasingly dangerous situation they find themselves in. Damian and Anna are both research students whose lives become enmeshed with Arash, a poet, and his older brother Reza, a lecturer and amateur photographer.

Amid riots and mounting arrests, in a state where homosexuality is illegal and dissident voices savagely repressed, each one has to make ever more urgent – and irrevocable – choices.


‘A wonderfully accomplished novel that powerfully depicts a forbidden love in a fragmenting world’ David Park


‘The evocation of time and place feels vivid and authentic. Llewellyn’s account is compelling . . . [a] novel that engages in big political questions’ Irish Independent

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A haunting, atmospheric novel about four students who find themselves unexpected witnesses to history in the strange last days of the Shah's Iran.
Samira Ahmed
A wonderfully accomplished novel that powerfully depicts a forbidden love in a fragmenting world trapped between dictatorship and fundamentalism, and where poetry is seen as more dangerous than guns.
David Park, author of <i>Travelling in a Strange Land</i>
An exploration of memory and loss.
Bookmunch
An honest and painstaking writer who cares deeply about the truth of her subject-matter.
Ciaran Carson
I loved this immensely evocative novel which takes the reader on a gripping journey through Iran - as well as a deeply moving and absorbing emotional journey, which acutely shows how the political and personal are inextricably interwoven. Highly recommended.
Anita Sethi
Llewellyn vividly captures the lives and passions of four young people irrevocably transformed by revolution, and of a moment in recent history that tilted us towards the political frailties of the present day. Skilfully woven through the story is a tender testament to the Iranian writers and thinkers who bore witness and sought justice.
Cathy Galvin
Subtle, serious fiction
<i>TLS</i>
Takes on huge, political and personal themes and carries them off superbly.
<i>Irish Independent</i>
A gripping, nostalgic story of the struggle for art, love and freedom . . . captures the complexities and tensions of attempting to choose one's own path, and the vulnerability implicit in investing in love and friendship
Irish Times