The Saddlebag by Bahiyyig Nakhjavani

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A Fable for Doubters and Seekers

A beautifully told, transcendent tale of truth, salvation, and the power of desire.

"Nakhjavani's robust debut is a Chaucerian rondo . . . [with a style] familiar from . . . early Salman Rushdie."
—James Urquhart, The London Times

About Bahiyyig Nakhjavani

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Nakhjavani is a writer of Persian origin who was raised in Africa and Educated in the U.K. and the United States. A professor of English and American Literature, she now divides her time between the U.K. and France, where she teaches at the Ecole Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg.
Published January 1, 2000 by Beacon Press,. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Nakhjavani chronicles a day in the life of nine 19th-century characters traveling between Mecca and Medina in this engaging first novel.

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