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My Uncle Napoleon

My Uncle NapoleonMy Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A young man falls in love with his cousin in the midst of family turmoil in this hilarious story set in 1940's Tehran.

At times the family arguments dragged out but other times they were quite hilarious. This story was turned into a popular Iranian television series before the Revolution, and it almost reads like a script, there is so much dialogue. I can imagine it was quite entertaining.

Only near the end did I feel like the novel fully flowered in both comedy and pathos.

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