Moon Brow

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This is an interesting read, and while it will not be to everyone’s liking I found it enjoyable and feels like it is original. The brutal Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s is over, a conflict largely ignored in Western world. Amir Yamini enlisted into the war leaving behind not only his mother who constantly worried about him but also his carefree playboy lifestyle. Amir goes missing and is not found by his family for five years until they discovered he is in a mental hospital for shell shocked soldiers, he is haunted by a mysterious vision that he had that he calls Moon Brow. After coming home, he finally convinces his sister to find Moon Brow by recovering the arm he lost in battle, only then will all the secrets be known.

What makes this unique are the storytellers, not the normal ones that you see in fiction, these are twin scribes one of virtue and one of sin, both of them are angels. They sit on Amir’s shoulders, kind of like how it is imagined angels sit on our shoulders when we are deciding what to do. That is what gives the book its mystical, and often otherworldly flair.

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Author Shahriar Mandanipour • Khalili Sara, Translator
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 480 pages
Publisher Restless Books
Publish Date 2018-Apr-17
ISBN 9781632061287
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Issue November 2018
Category Modern Literature


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