Hard copies of David Morisset's new novel, 'Old Shemiran Road', are now available for purchase at the respective websites of Amazon (www.amazon.com) and CreateSpace (www.createspace.com/3707414). The Ebook version is available via Smashwords (www.smashwords.com).
In 2010 David Morisset published 'Conquest of the Persian Garden', a romantic thriller set in Iran at the time of the Islamic Revolution. 'Old Shemiran Road' is a thoroughly revised version of that novel. The central story remains loosely based on Ferdowsi's epic story of 'Bijan and Manijeh', but various alterations have been made in the light of recent research and ongoing political ferment in the Middle East and West Asia.
'Old Shemiran Road' takes the reader to revolutionary Tehran as the final months of the Shah's reign give way to a period of tumultuous upheavals while Iran's ruthless new leaders fortify the foundations for their rule of terror.
As the world around them turns upside down, a beautiful Persian woman and a naïve Western man are drawn together by love and desire. But their romance is cut short when Manijeh and Ben are cruelly separated by family ties and cultural differences. Just when all seems lost, violent revolution and political betrayal provide the incentive for them to try again, if they have the courage.