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Book club: Children of the Jacaranda Tree

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Book club: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Book club: Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Deep in Tehran’s Evin Prison, Azar gives birth to a baby girl.

Corridors away, Amir is making a bracelet out of date stones. He hopes that one day his daughter will hold it in her hands.

As a camera shutter closes, three children are fixed in time. These children cannot remember their mothers’ faces. But their mothers will treasure the photos, daring to imagine the life that goes on beyond the prison walls.

Revolution has torn the future from the past. But these children, the children of the jacaranda tree, will have the chance to grow. They will go onto exile, they will find love and they will return home to Iran. But they will also have to confront the terrible legacies passed from one generation to the next when the cold boot of history stamps on individual lives.

Children of the Jacaranda Tree is a novel about the ghosts of revolution. It is a novel about forging the future when your past is too painful to remember. It is a novel that you will never forget.

Online Book Club:

Read an interview with Sahar Delijani.

Read an extract of Children of the Jacaranda Tree.

Read a book review.

Win one of three copies of Children of the Jacaranda Tree.

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