EN HANDFULL VIND – A HANDFUL OF WIND
by Negar Naseh
On a balcony in Teheran, Minou and her son Nima are sitting and waiting. It’s the fall of 1978, she is pregnant and in the street below the revolution has picked up speed. Two years later the shah is overthrown, and in exile in Panama he fights to hide his disease from the outside world as well as his family. During the preparations for his last big appearance, an interview with the British journalist David Frost, the façade falls. The aftermath of the revolution reshapes everyone who gets in its way.
Half a life later in Sweden, Minou’s family is still wandering in the splinters of the past, of what could have been and what was. One day she gets a message about her mother being at death’s door and she decides to return to Iran.
A Handful of Wind is a novel about fight and flight, about vulnerability and solidarity.
ABOUT THE BOOK
To be published by Natur & Kultur, September 2022
Sweden, Natur & Kultur