Viking Flights of Fiction
Winter 2007
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The Saffron Kitchen

A Novel
Yasmin Crowthers

A passionate and timely debut about mothers and daughters, roots and exile, from the streets of Iran to the suburbs of London

On a blustery day in London, Maryam Mazar's long–hidden past emerges—with tragic consequences for her pregnant daughter, Sara. Unable to bear the guilt, Maryam runs away to the remote village in Iran where she was raised and disowned by her father. When Sara decides to follow, she discovers the price that her mother paid for her freedom and of the love she left behind. In this stunning debut novel, Yasmin Crowther paints a magnificent portrayal of betrayal and retribution set against the backdrop of Iran's tumultuous history and wild, physical beauty.

release date: January 2007