My Uncle Napoleon

My Uncle Napoleon

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
The most beloved Iranian novel of the twentieth century

“God forbid, I’ve fallen in love with Layli!” So begins the farce of our narrator’s life, one spent in a large extended Iranian family lorded over by the blustering, paranoid patriarch, Dear Uncle Napoleon. When Uncle Napoleon’s least-favorite nephew falls for his daughter, Layli, family fortunes are reversed, feuds fired up and resolved, and assignations attempted and thwarted.

First published in Iran in the 1970s and adapted into a hugely successful television series, this beloved novel is now “Suggested Reading” in Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran. My Uncle Napoleon is a timeless and universal satire of first love and family intrigue.

Baker & Taylor
A teenage boy makes the mistake of falling in love with the much-protected daughter of "Napoleon," the curmugeonly patriarch of a large and extended Iranian family in 1940s Tehran. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2006, c2000
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780812974430
Branch Call Number: FIC PIZ
Characteristics: xv, 509 p. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Davis, Dick 1945-

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