Short Story Book Club "Seasons of Purgatory" by Shahriar Mandanipour

Featured01mar11:00 am12:00 pmShort Story Book Club "Seasons of Purgatory" by Shahriar MandanipourBookstore1Sarasota, 117 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 3423611:00 am - 12:00 pm AreaSarasotaTypeBook clubCost$17

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The Short Story Book Club led by Bryn Durgin. This month’s selection is “Seasons of Purgatory” by Shahriar Mandanipour

In this monthly book club dedicated to reading collections of short stories, March’s pick is Seasons of Purgatory , the first English-language story collection from Shahriar Mandanipour, “one of Iran’s most important living fiction writers” ( The Guardian ).
The benefit of our Short Story Book Club: If you only read one or two of the stories, you can still meaningfully participate and not worry about spoiling a book you’re only halfway through. If you’re not wild about one short story between the covers, chances are that you’ll find at least one with which you’ll fall in love.
We will meet in person at our new store location at 117 S. Pineapple Ave. The book club is $17 which includes your copy of Seasons of Purgatory to be picked up at Bookstore1 any time before our meeting.
About Seasons of Purgatory :
In Seasons of Purgatory , the fantastical and the visceral merge in tales of tender desire and collective violence, the boredom and brutality of war, and the clash of modern urban life and rural traditions. Mandanipour, banned from publication in his native Iran, vividly renders the individual consciousness in extremis from a variety of perspectives: young and old, man and woman, conscript and prisoner. While delivering a ferocious social critique, these stories are steeped in the poetry and stark beauty of an ancient land and culture.
Shahriar Mandanipou r is an award-winning, exiled Iranian author and journalist who served in the Iran-Iraq war. His fiction has been published throughout the world, including two acclaimed novels published in English and the story collection Seasons of Purgatory . In 2006, Mandanipour moved to the United States, where he became a citizen in 2021. He has held fellowships at Brown University, Harvard University, and Boston College and has taught at Brown University and Tufts University. He lives in California.
All signed up and unable to go? Please let us know! Seating is limited and there may be people on our waitlist who would like to to take your place. Please send an email to ASAP and hopefully we’ll see you next time.
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Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

117 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236



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