Abandon: a romance

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Knopf,
Pub. Date:
2003.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description
John Macmillan is an Englishman in California studying Sufism, and in particular Rumi, the thirteenth-century Islamic mystic and at present the best-selling poet in America. Traveling to Damascus, he hears rumors of a secret, heretical manuscript that might have escaped from Iran during the chaos of its Revolution, and, taking a message back to California, ends up encountering Camilla Jensen, an open if somewhat wayward Californian, who seems in some way connected to the world of fugitive texts. Following the trail of mystical poems through Spain and India to Iran, and trying to unravel the mystery that lies behind Camilla, John finds himself descending ever deeper into a world of passion and bewilderment. Then, suddenly, a manuscript appears, and Camilla disappears, leaving him closer to an understanding of some things, yet further from a real understanding of what is most important to him. Abandonis a mystical romance in the classic Persian tradition brought into the bleached sunlight of Southern California today. But it is also an unexpected and distinctive look at the clash between Islam and the West, at a time when Los Angeles is partly run by Iranian exiles and the long-closed cities of Iran are slowly opening up to Westerners. Eerie and incandescent, Abandon displays Iyer's unique gift for showing the dance of dreams and desires and preconceptions that ensues when cultures collide.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
037541505
9780375415050
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID cbcdb444-0ade-c69c-2370-41ecd073f585
Grouping Title abandon a romance
Grouping Author iyer pico
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-02 01:49:41AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-25 04:12:47AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Iyer, Pico.
author_display Iyer, Pico
available_at_basalt Basalt
detailed_location_basalt Basalt Fiction
display_description
format_basalt Book
format_category_basalt Books
id cbcdb444-0ade-c69c-2370-41ecd073f585
isbn 037541505, 9780375415050
item_details ils:.b21379683|.i35171923|Basalt Fiction|F IYE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||bafi||
itype_basalt Fiction
last_indexed 2019-03-25T10:12:47.023Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_basalt F IYE
owning_library_basalt Basalt Regional Library
owning_location_basalt Basalt
primary_isbn 037541505
publishDate 2003
record_details ils:.b21379683|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Knopf,|2003.|353 pages ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_basalt
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b21379683 .i35171923 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 116, 117, 118, 119, 120
subject_facet Actresses -- Fiction, British -- California -- Fiction, California -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Sufism -- Fiction
title_display Abandon : a romance
title_full Abandon : a romance / Pico Iyer
title_short Abandon :
title_sub a romance
topic_facet Actresses, British, Sufism