What The Doves Said: The Director (Book Four)

      Mojdeh Marashi
What The Doves Said: The Director (Book Four)

An Iranian film directed by a familiar name reminds the author of one of her parents’ close friends, the director’s family, and how everybody’s lives, including hers, changed after the revolution.An Iranian film directed by a familiar name reminds the author of one of her parents’ close friends, the director’s family, and how everybody’s lives, including hers, changed after the revolution, the hostage crisis, and the Iran-Iraq war. She recalls the years she lived in the States and the transformation she went through, from being perceived as an exotic Persian girl whose father owned an oil well, to a dangerous I-rain-ian.
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    What The Doves Said: The Shenaas-Nameh (Book Three)

      Mojdeh Marashi
What The Doves Said: The Shenaas-Nameh (Book Three)

Eager to find the truth about her parents' divorce, the author examines her mother’s shenaas-nameh (identification card) in this third installment, hoping to find answers. This brings back memories of betrayal, greed, and sadness.Eager to find the truth about her parents' divorce, the author examines her mother’s shenaas-nameh (identification card) in this third installment, hoping to find answers. This brings back memories of betrayal, greed, and sadness. She is reminded of visiting her dad and his new wife after the divorce. The broken promises, and the disappointing truth that once surrounded her mother haunt the author now. She realizes that in order to move forward she must transcend the past but there is a huge distance between knowing and doing.
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    What The Doves Said: The Saboteur (Book One)

      Mojdeh Marashi
What The Doves Said: The Saboteur (Book One)

Horrified by the violence following Iran's 2009 contested presidential elections, the author, Mojdeh Marashi is reminded of her parents’ ordeal during another disheartening event for Iranian people, the 1953 coup d'état. Saboteur, the first of a series, is told by a pair of white doves who in the tradition of old Persian storytellers recount the event in a hot summer afternoon when a sea of men inHorrified by the violence following Iran's 2009 contested presidential elections, the author, Mojdeh Marashi is reminded of her parents’ ordeal during another disheartening event for Iranian people, the 1953 coup d'état. Saboteur, the first of a series, is told by a pair of white doves who in the tradition of old Persian storytellers recount the event in a hot summer afternoon when a sea of men inThis is a fictional memoir by Mojdeh Marashi, a writer, translator, artist and designer who is deeply influenced by the ancient and modern history of Iran. This story merges the world of magical realism in Persian literature that Mojdeh grew up reading, the reality of the world she lives in today, and the utopia she dreams about.Mojdeh is the translator (from Persian, with Chad Sweeney) of The Selected Poems of H. E. Sayeh: The Art of Stepping Through Time (White Pine, 2011). Her fiction was published in the anthology Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: Women of the Iranian Diaspora (University of Arkansas, 2006). She was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1977, and now lives and work in Palo Alto, California. She is the Managing Partner at Blurred Whisper, an Idea and Design studio in Palo Alto, California, which she co-founded in 2002.Mojdeh studied at California College of Arts (CCA) and later at San Francisco State University where she earned her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and an M.A. in Creative Writing.
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    What The Doves Said: The Deep Well (Book Two)

      Mojdeh Marashi
What The Doves Said: The Deep Well (Book Two)

The author's mother has always been present in her daughter's consciousness, manifesting in front of her eyes at times. In this second story in the series mom tells her own story, luring her daughter into a world created to the daughter's liking, made of childhood fairytales, memories, and dreams.The author's mother has always been present in her daughter's consciousness, manifesting in front of her eyes at times. In this second story in the series mom tells her own story, luring her daughter into a world created to the daughter's liking, made of childhood fairytales, memories, and dreams. Mom tries to encourage her daughter, disheartened by the harsh realities of her surrounding life, to adapt a different point of view towards life, one in which the future is more bright and colorful. Will the mother succeed?
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