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ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN is a richly rendered first novel about courage, sacrifice, and the bonds of friendship and love. In clear, vivid details, Mahbod Seraji opens the door to the fascinating world of Iran and provides a revealing glimpse into the life and customs of a country on the verge of a revolution.

"...charmingly romantic. Seraji captures the thoughts and emotions of a young boy and creates a moving portrait of the history and customs of the Persians and life in Iran."
--Publishers Weekly, March 2009

"Seraji’s wonderful coming-of-age story is at times funny and sweet as well as thought-provoking and heart-wrenching."
--Booklist April 2009

"Refreshingly filled with love rather than sex, this coming-of-age novel examines the human cost of po

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NAW- Tell us about your book, ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN. How did you get the idea for it? What is it about? How did you select the title?

Lets start with the story first. Here’s the synopsis:

In a middle class neighborhood of Tehran, 17 year old Pasha spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed dreaming about future, and struggling with a crushing secret: his love for his beautiful Read more of this blog post »
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"This is one of those rare books that takes your breath away. The history of political unrest in 1970s Iran is fascinating enough, but throw in beautiful prose and a coming-of-age story, and you get a masterpiece. Lovely, heart-wrenching, and hilariou" Read more of this review »
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"Mahbod Seraji has created a coming of age story that appeals to all ages.Set against the Iranian Revolution in the 1970's, the story twists and turns through complex plot moves in a well structured story. Pasha, Ahmed, Zari, Faheemah, Doctor, and The" Read more of this review »
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"Very interesting book. Since I'm not familiar with the culture at all, I can't speak to the authenticity of the depiction of Iranian life in the last days of the Shah. Although it strains credulity near the end, it's gratifying read."
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Mahbod Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

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