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Virgins of the Lake

Virgins of the Lake

by Milad Jahangirfar (write a review)
Type: Print Book
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Society
Language: English
Price: Rs.890.00 + shipping
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Description of "Virgins of the Lake"

A poignant yet gently satirical, mesmerising epitaph on life, Virgins of the Lake situates somewhere in the dark place between parody and obituary.

Based loosely on Persian myth, the plot weaves around Sohrab and his sister Nahid. The idea is that Zoroaster's seed was preserved in a lake, and at the approach of the millennium his seed will impregnate a fifteen-year-old virgin while she bathes, and a saviour conceived who will make the world right.

The ruling party is desperate to prevent such a happening.

Interwoven with deteriorating daily life as the Party rallies the town to work at tunneling through the mountain, the narrative explores with poetic subtlety the absurdly corrosive effects of tyranny and oppression.

Even those who flee are granted no chance at escape; their inevitable doom is mapped from the moment they decide to leave town, while the political effort to recruit journalists, artists and poets to the vain political cause continues unabashed.

About the author(s)

Milad Jahangirfar was born in 1984 in Arak, Iran. From an early age he developed a keen interest in literature.

In 2003 he received a Diploma in Mathematics and Physics from Aboozar high school, Arak, then went on to work for the next two years as a graphic designer.

In 2006 while working as a typist and photographer he entered university for a major in Museum Studies. On completion of his thesis, in late 2009 he went to Kuala Lampur to study English at the Erican English Centre.

In September 2012 he was accepted at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies for a Master's degree in Ancient Culture and Languages, and in 2013 his history of the foundation of the museum in Iran was published.

Virgins of the Lake is his first novel in English.

Book Details
ISBN: 
9780992370404
Number of Pages: 
200
Dimensions: 
6 inch x 9 inch
Interior Pages: Black & White
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)
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