Search Results: "Porochista Khakpour"


BOOK REVIEW

SONS AND OTHER FLAMMABLE OBJECTS by Porochista Khakpour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Khakpour displays a barbed, appealing sensibility and a trenchant wit, and while her book meanders in the middle, and the prose loses verve after the lovely opening, she gets the plot back on track by the end."
In this first novel, an Iranian-born young man does all he can to escape his heritage, upbringing and parents, especially his homesick, tyrannical father—and fails, with results sometimes comic and sometimes poignant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST ILLUSION by Porochista Khakpour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Plot summary fails to convey the spirit of this creative flight of fancy; farce meets disaster in a novel that illuminates what it means to be human, normal and in love."
An audaciously ambitious novel that teeters along a tightrope but never falls off. Read full book review >