The Man Who Snapped His Fingers

Product Number: EB00627319
Released: Feb 16, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609453169
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Description

The Man Who Snapped His Fingers is a novel of ideas, exploring power and memory by an important female writer from a part of the world where female voices are routinely silenced. A defiant book in the face of repressive governments, this book illustrates the universal fight for freedom happening in our world today. She was known as "Bait 455," the most famous prisoner in a ruthless theological republic. He was one of the colonels closest to the Supreme Commander. When they meet, years later, far from their country of birth, a strange, equivocal relationship develops between them. Both their shared past of suffering and old romantic passions come rushing back accompanied by recollections of the perverse logic of violence that dominated the dictatorship under which they lived. Winner of the 2001 French Human Rights Prize, French-Iranian author Fariba Hachtroudi's English-language debut explores themes as old as time: the crushing effects of totalitarianism and the infinite power of love.

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Author(s): Fariba Hachtroudi
Original Publish Date: Feb 16, 2016

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