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092    |fF|aABDOLAH 
100 1  Abdolah, Kader,|d1954- 
245 14 The king /|cKader Abdolah ; translated from the Dutch by 
       Nancy Forest-Flier. 
264  1 New York :|bNew Directions Publishing Corporation,|c2014. 
300    385 pages ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent. 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia. 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier. 
500    "Originally published in Dutch as De Koning in the 
       Netherlands in 2011 by De Geus BV" -- Title page verso. 
520    "A hypnotic page-turner about the grinding gears of 
       historical change and ruthless palace intrigue in Persia, 
       c. 1848. The King, young Shah Naser, takes to the throne 
       of Persia at a turning point of history: he inherits an 
       enchanted medieval world of harems, eunuchs, and treasures
       as well as a palace of secret doors, sudden deaths, and 
       hidden agendas. Within the court is danger enough: outside
       all manner of change threatens--industrialization, 
       colonization. Russia and England conspire to open the 
       King's empire; his mother and his vizier take opposing 
       sides. The poor King--almost an exact contemporary of 
       Queen Victoria--is trapped. He likes some aspects of 
       modernity (electricity, photography) but can't embrace 
       democracy. He must be a sovereign: he must keep his 
       throne. The King cannot face change and he cannot escape 
       it. With this gleaming and seemingly simple story, 
       breathlessly paced and beautifully told, Kader Abdolah, 
       the acclaimed Iranian émigré novelist, speaks of deeper 
       truths. A novel which has many timely things to say about 
       eras of change and upheaval, The King is an unforgettable 
       book"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Kings and rulers|vFiction. 
651  0 Iran|xCivilization|y19th century|vFiction. 
655  0 Political fiction. 
655  7 Historical fiction.|2gsafd 
700 1  Forest-Flier, Nancy,|etranslator. 
730 0  Koning.|lEnglish. 
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