Author(s): ALIZADEH Ali
The New Angel is the moving story of Bahram and Fereshteh (Persian for Angel) growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq war. At its heart is a love story between two adolescents at odds with the society in which they live, and the way in which our lives can be changed forever by external events over which we have no control. Alizadeh writes superbly of the pains and beauties of adolescence and the devastating ways in which catastrophic events can shape our thoughts and actions. Brahram and Fereshteh capture our hearts, and ultimately break them. The New Angel engages and disturbs the reader as it moves with suspense and purpose towards its startling climax.