Chicken with Plums

84 pages

English language

Published Jan. 4, 2006 by Pantheon Books.

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In November 1955, Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran's most celebrated tar players, is in search of a new instrument. His beloved tar has been broken. But no matter what tar he tries, none of them sound right. Brokenhearted, Nasser Ali Khan decides that life is no longer worth living. He takes to his bed, renouncing the world and all of its pleasures. This is the story of the eight days he spends preparing to surrender his soul.

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  • Tar (Lute) players
  • Biography
  • Comic books, strips