The Blood of Flowers [Pdf Kindle]

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FREE READ ↠ The Blood of Flowers A sensuous and richly imagined historical novel that centers on a skilled young carpet weaver her arranged marriage and her uest for self determination in 17th century PersiaIn 17th century Iran a 14 year old woman believes she will be married within the year But when her beloved father dies she and her mother find themselves alone. I will never again look at PersianIranian carpets in the same way This book makes me want to view many examples of such carpets so that I can now fully appreciate their artistryThis is a finely crafted first novel and I really hope that this author writes novels I love her writing style and storytellingI was completely immersed in the story characters and the time place of this book I loved the stories within the story the depiction of a particular woman s life and a look into the various life experiences of all the characters My only minor complaint is that possibly too much happened right at the end of the book it took a long time to get there I enjoyed the journey but it seemed a bit packed toward the end and even though I understand the reasoning of leaving the end partially up to the readers imaginations I would have loved to know about what happened next and far into the future for that matterSo this is the book that finally perhaps will break me of my habit of reading every single word on the cover and in the inside flaps and any reviews included We ll see As usual I read all the text mentioned before I read the book I therefore then kept waiting for certain things to happen rather than just enjoying the story as it unfolded and being able to be completely surprised as events occurred Even though I haven t yet followed my own advice I d suggest reading the novel first and then if interested reading the text not written by the authorHowever even though I read a hardcover edition which often doesn t include such extras I thought the book was greatly enhanced by the included author s notes at the end of the book I would have enjoyed the novel as much without them but the information was very interesting and along with the novel piued my interest in seventeenth century Iranian history especially as it pertains to women

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FREE READ ↠ The Blood of Flowers Illiant designer of carpets a rarity in a craft dominated by men But while her talent flourishes her prospects for a happy marriage grow dim Forced into a secret marriage to a wealthy man the young woman finds herself faced with a daunting decision forsake her own dignity or risk everything she has in an effort to create a new life. This novel provides a fascinating look into the culture of 17th century Persia especially from the perspective of women of all social classes Particularly fascinating was the detailed look at the art of rugmaking and the traditional folk stories told by the narrator and the narrator s mother I also liked that the narrator was headstrong and willful but in a realistic way that often ended in tragedy for her Such a narrator made the story accessible for both a modern and a Western audience as it made me realize how brash American thinking and actions can have implications one can not predict nor even imagine when interacting with another society particularly those in the Middle East While the story seems to often be headed in the traditional happily ever after direction it doesn t a few plot lines that I thought were going to be trite and predictable actually surprised me by not ending up where I thought they would trying not to give away any spoilers here but suffice it to say that I found the ending to be very appropriate

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FREE READ ↠ The Blood of Flowers And without a dowry With nowhere else to go they are forced to sell the brilliant turuoise rug the young woman has woven to pay for their journey to Isfahan where they will work as servants for her uncle a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Shah Abbas the GreatDespite her lowly station the young woman blossoms as a br. This is my second novel about Iran the first was Samarkand both are historical but while Samarkand took political ideological path this one dealt with one of the Persian art formats and the cultural and social conditions that surrounded its uniueness and perfectionand in the same time with a feminine feelings and sprit In few words the blood of flowers is the complicated and passionate journey of a fiery talented female carpet designer towards maturity and professionalism When I talk about it I need three different axes The rug craft The details caught by artistic bright eyes that became mine the verbal camera that caught nature beauty and urban distinguish the concepts life s hardness transformations into touchable and live pieces of art all of this were amazingly handled true you will never look at a Persian carpet with the same eyes after reading this book The heroine s life it presented a full detailed of the social and cultural Iranian life in the seventieth century specially some the Shia s traditions and ceremonies focusing mainly on females position it was my first time to read in details about Sigheh or what we know in Arabic as pleasure marriage and it is forbidden for sunni so I do not know much about also I am not sure if all Shia approve it this marriage is nothing but a sexual relationship where a woman is a trapped in weird position among wifemistress and prostitute trying to hold on to a man that she will never really possess and a dignity that she may never restore this part was portrayed in a very touching way even the direct graphical sexual descriptions which were than what I expected functioned with the nature of the heroine s miserable situation and through this axis it is the author s target discussing feminismfreedom and independency the concept here was very strong presented and may be that what made the ending somehow left open the folk or fairy tales Each chapter ended with a one trying to tie the characters lives destines to heritage and Persian historical magical context some were regionally rooted like Haroot and Maroot some historically like Laila s mad and some legendry they fit in some parts and did not in others but in general it was a clever enhancing method for the environment the author tried to materialize A final uote that presented the title by the heroine I thought about all the labor and suffering that were hidden beneath a carpet starting with the materials vast fields of flowers had to be murdered for their dye innocent worms boiled alive for their silk and what about the knitters must we sacrifice ourselves for the sake of rugs This novel is from the kind that I could not put down until finishing it


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    The Blood of Flowers [Pdf Kindle] I will never again look at PersianIranian carpets in the same way This book makes me want to view many examples of such carpets so that I can now fully appreciate their artistryThis is a finely crafted first novel and I really hope that this author writes novels I love her writing style and storytellingI was completely immersed in the story characters and the time place of this book I loved the stories within the story the depiction of a

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    The Blood of Flowers [Pdf Kindle] 3 12 starsThis story takes place in the 1620s in Isfahan Persia Iran After her father's death a teenage girl never named and her mother travel from their small village to Isfahan to live with a relative They are mostly treated like household slavesservants but the girl manages to gain skills in rug design from her uncle a prominent rugmaker I liked the story but far too much of the book was taken up with the narrator's

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Blood of Flowers The Blood of Flowers [Pdf Kindle] The story was interesting but I was disappointed overall I had high expectations of language and wordplay and it r

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    The Blood of Flowers [Pdf Kindle] This novel provides a fascinating look into the culture of 17th century Persia especially from the perspective of women of all social classes Particularly fascinating was the detailed look at the art of rugmaking and the traditional folk stories told by the narrator and the narrator's mother I also liked that the narrator was hea

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    Anita Amirrezvani ↠ 9 FREE READ The Blood of Flowers [Pdf Kindle] I thought about all the labour and suffering hidden beneath a carpet All our labours were in the service of beauty but sometimes it seemed as if every thread in a carpet had been dipped in the blood of flowers The Blood of Flowers is a carefully crafted historical novel set in the 17th century Iran during the reign of Shah Abbas the Great This is historical fiction at its best thoroughly absorbing the reader

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  • Audio CD
  • 384
  • The Blood of Flowers
  • Anita Amirrezvani
  • English
  • 16 January 2019
  • 9781594839122