Widening Circle and Other Early Short Stories, The

(ISBN: 0-9674621-4-2)
2006 Arlington
93 pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Language(s): English

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Ara Ghazarians (Editor, Translator)

The Widening Circle & Other Short Stories are the sketches of a young Armenian-Iranian who, immigrating to America in the late 1940s, recalls the life he has left behind while encountering the one he will now call home. It is a young man's book, and I delighted in its youthful freshness and vitality. Its personal history that takes place so long ago also gives it a sweet nostalgic quality. In the meantime, it offers an insider's view of the tumult in Iranian society as well as a glimpse into an exotic world so different from our own, as in the touching sketch, The Garden of Eden. Though it may seem noticeable that English is the author's third and maybe even fourth tongue, I found the idiosyncratic energy of its English quite charming.

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