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The Resource The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Label
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree
Title
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree
Statement of responsibility
Shokoofeh Azar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Iran in the decade following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, this moving, richly imagined novel is narrated by the ghost of Bahar, a thirteen-year-old girl, whose family is compelled to flee their home in Tehran for a new life in a small village, hoping in this way to preserve both their intellectual freedom and their lives. But they soon find themselves caught up in the post-revolutionary chaos that sweeps across their ancient land. Bahar’s mother, after a tragic loss, will embark on a long, eventful journey in search of meaning in a world swept up in the post-revolutionary madness.Told from the wise yet innocent gaze of a young girl, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree speaks of the power of imagination when confronted with cruelty, and of our human need to make sense of trauma through the ritual of storytelling itself. Through her unforgettable characters, Azar weaves a timely and timeless story that juxtaposes the beauty of an ancient, vibrant culture with the brutality of an oppressive political regime
Summary
From the pen of one of Iran’s rising literary stars, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is a family story about the unbreakable connection between the living and the dead.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10573398
Cataloging source
NOV
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Azar, Shokoofeh
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fantasy Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Australian Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSA_772522
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609455668
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSA_772522
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781609455668
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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