ABANDON: A Romance.

Iyer, Pico.

ISBN 10: 037541505X / ISBN 13: 9780375415050
Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj, 2003
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. SIGNED on the title page . Dust jacket praise from Annie Dillard who says "Abandon . . . is everything that I love: a scholarly Englishman whose subject is Sufism, a vagabond California woman. . . and Pico Iyer's knockout prose." 354 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 53186

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Title: ABANDON: A Romance.

Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

Abandon is 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.

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Pico Iyer has been a writer for Time since 1982, and his articles appear often in Harper’s, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Condé Nast Traveler, and other publications on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. Iyer divides his time between California and Japan.

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