Iraj Pezeshkzad My Uncle Napoleon: A Novel

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My Uncle Napoleon: A Novel

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The most beloved Iranian novel of the twentieth century "God forbid, I've fallen in love with Layli!" So begins the farce of our narrator s life, one spent in a large extended Iranian family lorded over by the blustering, paranoid patriarch, Dear Uncle Napoleon. When Uncle Napoleon s least-favorite nephew falls for his daughter, Layli, family fortunes are reversed, feuds fired up and resolved, and assignations attempted and thwarted.

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''A gift both to readers fascinated by other cultures and to lovers of fiction for fiction s sake.'' --The Washington Post Book World

''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 Christian Science Monitor

''Howlingly funny . . . [a] tender, salacious and magical Iranian import'' --Cleveland Plain Dealer

''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 Christian Science Monitor

''Howlingly funny . . . [a] tender, salacious and magical Iranian import'' --Cleveland Plain Dealer

About the Author:

Iraj Pezeshkzad was born in Tehran, Iran in 1928 and was educated in Iran and France, where he received his degree in Law. He served as a judge in the Iranian Judiciary for five years prior to joining the Iranian Foreign Service. He served as a diplomat until the Iranian revolution in 1979, and left the Foreign Service to reside in France after the revolution.

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