From Stanford University Press Blog:
Roxanne Varzi, professor of anthropology and visual studies at the University of California, Irvine [writes]: Thirty-seven years ago on February 11, 1979, on my eighth birthday, Iran, my country, went through a radical shift. My family left Iran a year after the Revolution, and I have been trying either to understand what happened or to explain it ever since. My latest attempt is Last Scene Underground, an ethnographic novel of life in contemporary Iran.

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