Ali and Nino

Kurban Said - Author

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ISBN 9781590209783 | 240 pages | 01 Sep 1999 | Overlook
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Ali and Nino is the epic novel of enduring romance in a time of war. It has been hailed as one of the most romantic epic novels of all time. Ali and Nino, two lovers from vastly different backgrounds, grow up together in carefree innocence in Baku on the Caspian Sea. Here, where Eastern and Occidental collide, they are inevitably drawn into the events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution. Torn apart by the turmoil, Ali joins the defense of Azerbajan from the onslaught of the Red Army, and Nino flees to the safety of Paris with their child, not knowing whether they will ever see each other again. A sweeping tale, as romantic and gripping as Gone with the Wind or Dr. Zhivago, it portrays, against a gloriously exotic backdrop, the enduring love between childhood friends divided by their separate cultures.

"One feels as if one had dug up buried treasure…one feels completely caught up in the novel's exotic setting…an epic of cultural change that seems more immediate than this morning's headlines." --The New York Times

"Poignant and beautiful…alive with a vividly unique vision of colliding culture and enduring love." --Newsweek

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