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Refuge: A Novel

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Refuge: A Novel by Dina Nayeri
  • Hardcover $27.00

    Jul 11, 2017 | 336 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Jul 11, 2017 | 336 Pages

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“Beautifully elegiac, Refuge brings into focus the entire experience of emigration… Nayeri is brilliant on parental imperfections and the negotiations children make with their families, and she offers a remarkably textured portrayal of drug addiction and of everyday Iran that defies news-media stereotypes.”  —Matthew Thomas, New York Times-bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves

“Dina Nayeri’s prose has something all too rare in books these days: a wild, beating heart. Read this book to feel your own heart expand.” —Boris Fishman, author of A Replacement Life

“For anyone who has wondered about the distance between contemporary American and Iranian lives and thought, this book is essential reading. If any book can close that distance, this one can.” —Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

“Deeply felt . . . I was completely taken up by this book–invigorated by the intelligence, and inspired by the sensual descriptions of Iranian food and Amsterdam life. I’ll keep this one in my bookshelf of favorites.” —Alice Elliott Dark, author of Naked to the Waist, Think of England, and In the Gloaming

“Richly imagined and frequently moving… [manages] various threads—the personal, the political, the cultural, the generational—deftly, and the result is poignant, wise, and often funny…a vital, timely novel about what it means to seek refuge.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea:

“Ambitious and richly layered.” —Vogue

“Lovely.” —Vanity Fair

“A feel-good family tale.” —Cosmopolitan

“What a tremendous gift [Nayeri] offers us throughout the book, an opportunity to connect with the richness of Iran, while simultaneously enlarging our understanding of the human experience.” —The Baltimore Times

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