The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons: Selected Stories.pdf
Rich in characters both whimsical and deeply poignant, humorous and real, the stories of Goli Taraghi have made her one of the world's most beloved contemporary writers from Iran. Drawing on childhood experiences in the old-money neighborhood of Shemiran in Tehran and, later, adult exile in Paris and returns to Tehran after the Revolution, Taraghi captures universal experiences of love, loss, alienation, and belonging--all with an irresistible sense of life's absurdities. In the title story, a woman traveling from Tehran to Paris is obliged to help an old woman--the Pomegranate Lady--find her way to her fugitive sons in Sweden. In "The Gentleman Thief," a new kind of polite, apologetic thief emerges from the wreckage of the Revolution. In "The Encounter," a woman's world is upended when her former maid becomes her jailer. The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons is a book for lovers of Alice Munro and Eudora Welty.