Persian nights

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New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1987.
1st ed.
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352 pages ; 22 cm.
Mystery Johnson, D

"Funny, incisive, frightening and eminently skillful."-- New York Times The year is 1978, the tumultuous period leading up to the Iranian Revolution. While visiting Iran with her husband, Chloe Fowler is left to travel alone after he is summoned home. Much to her surprise, she finds herself drawn to the country, intoxicated by each unfamiliar sight that reminds her how far from home she really is, both comforted and unsettled by the group of foreign and Iranian physicians and their wives who take her in. However, her exhilaration crashes when odd, often frightening events begin to occur, exposing the darker side of this "colonial life." Chloe is about to be liberated from everything she has ever known--in a place where her ordinary notions of reason and reality will run headlong into a wall of intrigue, and where every idea she has about herself will be put to the test. Persian Nights follows Chloe on a voyage through the seductively inexplicable, and has all the qualities one expects from the gifted author of Le Divorce --the quirky, vivid atmosphere; the intelligent, humane voice; the compelling narrative. Once again, Diane Johnson delivers an entertaining novel of an appealing woman caught up in a mysterious world of change and intrigue.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Johnson, D. (1987). Persian nights. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Diane, 1934-. 1987. Persian Nights. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

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Johnson, Diane, 1934-, Persian Nights. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1987.

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Johnson, Diane. Persian Nights. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1987. Print.

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