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4.57  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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Published August 19th 2020
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Patricia Logan
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not your every day fairy tale

Author Pezhmun D. Ghiassi has delivered a fascinating first published novel based on traumatic real-life experiences.

What should have been a glorious coming of age story in modern-age Iran went terribly wrong for this boy. He was raised in a happy family in the US and after a heartbreaking split between his parents, he and his sister are uprooted with his father to a foreign land. Once in Iran, his father remarries to an evil stepmother.

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Joyfully Jay
Sep 14, 2020 rated it liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

2.75 stars


The main story in The Handsome Twist is fashioned like a fairy tale based on the events of the author’s life. In fact, there is an introductory chapter that details several major events in Ghiassi’s life and it’s easy to see how these events serve as markers for the action in the book. Readers should be aware that the story includes references to the author being raped and the character, Pezhmun, also suffers sexual assault/rape on page.

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David Kaufman
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is more than a book. It is art! It is masterfully written in a way that combines poetry, literature, mythology, and autobiography. Pezhmun absolutely amazes with his turn of words into raw emotion and feeling. But even more, his book gives a glimpse into his life story and the unbelievable adversity he has had to overcome. Although it is of the LGBTQ+ genre, this is a work of humanity and is not focused on any particular group of that humanity. Anyone can read this and discover the amazing ...more
Lauren Willard
This dark fairy-tale will tug at your heart strings in many ways. Sorrow, despair, empathy, hope, joy — a rollercoaster both in emotion and storyline. While the authors use of poetic, robust phrasing can require a bit of “chewing” to truly follow the message and plot, the many unique turns of phrase combined with the ever prevalent personality of the narrator make this read both engaging and endearing.
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
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The Handsome Twist is an interesting and captivating read. The writing style is definitely different, and I struggle to quite put my finger on what to call it. A cross between poetry and prose. The story itself is emotional and vibrant. Although I know this won't be for everyone, I recommend you at least give it a try! ...more
Ruben
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A well written, passionate author that takes you on a journey that keeps you wanting to read more. The level of talent is truly shown throughout the book, you don’t want to skip this book.
Chris
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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