At once a great love story, a riveting political thriller, and a profound analysis of modern Iran, THE PERSIAN BRIDE is unflinching in its vision of twentieth-century chaos. In 1974, the young Englishman John Pitt follows the hippie trail to Isfahan, where he encounters the enchanting Shirin Farameh. These two young people fall desperately in love and marry, despite their cultural differences and the political upheaval surrounding them. When they are tragically separated, John sets off in search of his wife on a nightmare journey that takes him from the corrupt court of the shah to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
About the Author
James Buchan studied Persian and Arabic in Iran in the 1970's and was for ten years a foreign correspondent for the London Financial Times. His novels have won major literary prizes in Britain, including the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and have been translated into eight languages. He lives with his wife and three children on a farm in Norfolk, England.