The Blood of Flowers, Anita Amirrezvani
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The Blood of Flowers

Author: Anita Amirrezvani

Narrator: Shohreh Aghdashloo

Unabridged: 13 hr 18 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 06/05/2007

Genre: Fiction - Cultural Heritage

Synopsis

A sensuous and richly-imagined historical novel that centers on a skilled young carpet weaver, her arranged marriage, and her quest for self-determination in 17th-century Persia.In 17th-century Iran, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. But when her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise rug the young woman has woven to pay for their journey to Isfahan, where they will work as servants for her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Shah Abbas the Great.Despite her lowly station, the young woman blossoms as a brilliant designer of carpets, a rarity in a craft dominated by men. But while her talent flourishes, her prospects for a happy marriage grow dim. Forced into a secret marriage to a wealthy man, the young woman finds herself faced with a daunting decision: forsake her own dignity, or risk everything she has in an effort to create a new life.

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Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by Jess on 2009-04-29 15:17:40

The story is both heartbreaking and endearing. I was so wrapped up in it that I found myself wondering what was going to happen next and guessing at the plotline whenever I stopped reading. A wonderful read!

AudiobooksNow review by Sarah on 2010-10-11 14:42:19

I found this book hard to put down! I really enjoyed learning about how Persian rugs are made - makes me want one! I could tell that the author did a lot of research on the creation of rugs as well as lives of her characters.

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