Print Length: 217 pages
Publication Date: February 15, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
In the Twinkling of an Eye is a collection of short stories by renowned, contemporary Iranian author, Seyed Mehdi Shojaee, and translated from the Persian-Farsi into English by Caroline Croskery. This collection of stories juxtaposes the misdeeds of imperfect human beings with the interconnectedness of the natural world and a metaphysical world of supernatural beings.
The surreal, serene, feminine image on the cover against the soft, blue-green clouds of an impending storm invite the reader to experience a thrilling contemplation of the human condition fraught with foibles and weaknesses in its evolution towards perfection.
What makes this book so special is Seyed Mehdi Shojaee’s ability to engage the reader through his range of narrative perspective, the richness of literary technique, and depth of plots in his art of storytelling. The strength this collection of short stories by one of one of contemporary Iran’s most beloved authors is its ability to appeal to the heart, the mind and sense of humor and entertain while compelling us to read on as it challenges our thoughts and beliefs. Readers will be inspired to share ideas and discuss implications of the social and universal concepts introduced in this book.