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Review: Novel delves into Iranian royal intrigue

June 13, 2012 • Entertainment


This book cover image released by Scribner shows “Equal of the Sun,” a novel by Anita Amirrezvani. (AP Photo/Scribner)

“Equal of the Sun” (Scribner), by Anita Amirrezvani

Iranians love to revel in their history. Tales of the Persian empire — its glorious conquests! its noble heroes! its brilliant dynasties! — are never too far from the lips of modern-day Iranians, especially those who aren’t too thrilled with the way things are going now for their country.

Writer Anita Amirrezvani has managed to carve out a niche for herself in the world of fiction thanks to that gilded heritage, much the same way Philippa Login to read more

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