- Maryam Tabibzadeh has released a fascinating love story of life in Persia/Iran that spans the before and during world and during warII
Danger Of Love: follows the individual lives of two lovers from two different culture, exploring the intimate details of life in Iran during this period. Through the loves and losses of the characters the reader is allowed to experience Persian culture from the inside.
From the architecture of the houses to the rules governing relationships between men and women, the texture of this rich culture permeates the book and interweaves the realities of the time and place with the fictional lives of these lovers. Highlighting the importance of poetry in Persian culture, there are poems/songs throughout the novel which speak of the love, the tragedy, the joy that these characters experience over the years.
Speaking from a place of great familiarity with the culture, Tabibzadeh takes the reader through time to experience the diferences in the culture from one country to another. Through her characters, she offers great insights into the lives of women in this society and how the changes in the political climate have affected women's lives and roles over the years.
Describing the sources of inspiration and material for her novel, Tabibzadeh credits "a tangle of facts and fiction which came from my research for my thesis in 1976; my observation of more than 30 years living in that culture; and the stories I heard from friends."
The resulting novel offers readers a glimpse at an Iran that is much deeper than the headlines and much broader than the preconceptions that dominate Western media.
Maryam Tabibzadeh was born in Darab, Pars Iran . She received her Masters of Computer Science from SUNY Binghamton in 1983 and is a computer programmer. She has written nonfiction books about the lives of two villages in Iran, 1974-1976. She has also written several short stories and poems that have been published in the Persian Newsletter in Raleigh, NC.
Danger Of Love
By Maryam Tabibzadeh $16.99, paperback / $13.99, e-book ISBN: 978-1-62854-190-8 April, 2014 Fiction: Romance / Historical Order On line by clicking the following links: