Iran:The Blood of Flowers

Homeyra writes about a new book:The Blood of Flowers written by Anita Amirrezvani.The blogger writes a young girl comes of age as a carpetmaker’s apprentice in 17th century Iran: “Everything about Iran-born, former Northern California dance critic Anita Amirrezvani’s first novel is meticulously designed: its nine-year creation; its hypnotic cadence and considered approach to plot and characters inspired by Iranian tales and its immaculately researched historical detail, down to its unnamed narrator.


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  • kay

    We are considering this book for a book group reading and discussion. The topic and the story are of great interest. I am somewhat concerned about the narrator being in the way of the story. I have opened to random pages and read a voice that sounds very dominant. Can anyone advise as to the role of the narrator in the story?

  • Ann

    In response to Kay:

    I have almost completed reading The Blood of Flowers. I did not find the narrator intrusive to the storyline even though it is told through her voice. It is a very interesting book with folk tales interspersed throughout the story. It gives readers a glimpse of what the culture in 17th century Persia must have been like, and the complexities of being a woman at that time. I would highly recommend reading this book by Anita Amirrezvani.

  • joram

    can anybody tell me if you can get the book the blood of flowers in farsi also and possibly give me a link ta a website.

    thank you.

  • Hi Joram,

    I think the link is :

    I am not sure if it is transalred in Persian yet but probabay u can get info on this page.

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