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Persian Nights

(1987)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Chloe Fowler is the most unliberated woman she knows: disarmingly delicate and pretty, and not averse to putting either attribute to its best use, married, young, and satisfied with her normal American life as wife and mother. Yet Chloe is about to be liberated from everything she has ever known - in a place where her ordinary notions of reason and reality will run headlong into a wall of intrigue, and where every idea she has about herself will be put to the test. While visiting Iran with her husband, Chloe is left to travel alone when he is summoned home unexpectedly. Much to her surprise, she finds herself drawn to the life she encounters in Iran; intoxicated by each exotic sight which reminds her how far from home she really is; both comforted and unsettled by the group of foreign and Iranian physicians and their wives who take her in. However, her exhilaration crashes when her rooms are searched, and odd, often frightening events begin to occur, exposing the darker side of this "colonial life." Persian Nights follows Chloe on a voyage through the seductively inexplicable, and has all the qualities one expects from the gifted author of Le Divorce - the quirky, vivid atmosphere; the intelligent, humane voice; the compelling narrative. Once again Diane Johnson delivers an entertaining novel of an appealing woman caught up in a mysterious world of change and intrigue.

    

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Hardback Editions

March 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Persian Nights: A Novel
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-394-55804-9 / 978-0-394-55804-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
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January 1900 : UK Hardback

Title: Persian Nights
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-7011-3234-5 / 978-0-7011-3234-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

February 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Persian Nights (William Abrahams Book)
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-452-27958-5 / 978-0-452-27958-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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October 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Persian Nights (Paladin Books)
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-586-08733-8 / 978-0-586-08733-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paladin
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March 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Persian Nights
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-449-21514-8 / 978-0-449-21514-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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