Sara Khalili

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Sara Khalili is an editor and translator of contemporary Iranian literature. Her translations include Censoring an Iranian Love Story and Seasons of Purgatory by Shahriar Mandanipour, The Book of Fate by Parinoush Saniee, Kissing the Sword: A Prison Memoir by Shahrnush Parsipur, Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons by Goli Taraghi.
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Seasons of Purgatory

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ISBN 9781942658955 Bellevue Literary Press

Translated from the Persian . 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. More about this book >

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Sara Khalili

Sara Khalili is an editor and translator of contemporary Iranian literature. Her translations include Censoring an Iranian Love Story and Seasons of Purgatory by Shahriar Mandanipour, The Book of Fate by Parinoush Saniee, Kissing the Sword: A Prison Memoir by Shahrnush Parsipur, Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons by Goli Taraghi.

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