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The Blood of Flowers - A Novel-logo

The Blood of Flowers - A Novel

Anita Amirrezvani

A sensuous and richly-imagined historical novel that centers on a skilled young carpet weaver, her arranged marriage, and her quest for self-determination in 17th-century Persia. In 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 and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise 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 Great. Despite her lowly station, the young woman blossoms as a brilliant 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.

A sensuous and richly-imagined historical novel that centers on a skilled young carpet weaver, her arranged marriage, and her quest for self-determination in 17th-century Persia. In 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 and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise 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 Great. Despite her lowly station, the young woman blossoms as a brilliant 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.
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A sensuous and richly-imagined historical novel that centers on a skilled young carpet weaver, her arranged marriage, and her quest for self-determination in 17th-century Persia. In 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 and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise 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 Great. Despite her lowly station, the young woman blossoms as a brilliant 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Shohreh Aghdashloo

Length:

13h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:38


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:54


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:49


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:54


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:57


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:04


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:08


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:04


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:31


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:57


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:22


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:54


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:18


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:58


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:50


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:24


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:08


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:14


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:30


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:24


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:19


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:09


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:26


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:44


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:20


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:07


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:49


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:22


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:04


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:39


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:54


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:59


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:57


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:43


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:57


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:57


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:12


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:03


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:56


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:56


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:54


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:31


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:42


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:35


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:47


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:04


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:58


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:16


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:43


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:45


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:57


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:49


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:45


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:45


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:39


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:14


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:13


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:12


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:28


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:45


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:37


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:26


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:30


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:32


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:01


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

02:58


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:05


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:34


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:54


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:05


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:04


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:14


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:15


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:06


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:28