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The return to Kermanshah forces Reza Khourdi to confront his past and the suppression of his birth heritage, and his carefully crafted persona begins to crack. Khadivi’s portrait of his fracturing self has been frequently praised for its psychological depth as well as for its broader implications regarding the meaning of nationhood in cultural clashes and ethnic confrontations around the world. The novel has also been admired as a brutally graphic yet poetic conjuring of a world that no longer exists.

The Good Earth. New York: John Day, 1931. Print. This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel set in late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century China depicts the lives of destitute people not far removed, culturally or technologically, from the characters of Air. Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace, 1984. Print. An acclaimed novel credited with starting the “cyberpunk” movement of literature and film. Very different in tone to Air, it is thematically reminiscent, detailing a future in which everyone’s consciousnesses are connected to a global computer network.

Khadivi’s portrait of his fracturing self has been frequently praised for its psychological depth as well as for its broader implications regarding the meaning of nationhood in cultural clashes and ethnic confrontations around the world. The novel has also been admired as a brutally graphic yet poetic conjuring of a world that no longer exists. W Literary and Historical Context Born in Esfahan, Iran, of Persian and Kurdish heritage, Khadivi was only a small child when her family decided to leave the country at the start of the revolution and the ascendancy of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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