Fereidoun Gharagozlou Honors Persian History in New Novel

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Family heritage spans generations in ‘Hooman’.

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Fereidoun “Farley” Gharagozlou’s new novel, “Hooman: The Dawn of Civilization”, takes readers through an expansive story, covering multiple wars in a tale rich with action, romance and betrayal.

Fereidoun “Farley” Gharagozlou’s new novel, “Hooman: The Dawn of Civilization” (published by iUniverse), takes readers through an expansive story, covering multiple wars in a tale rich with action, romance and betrayal. Gharagozlou gives readers a glimpse into Iranian history, including the innovations in agriculture, art, science and infrastructure.

Despite being a son of an influential family, Hooman started at the bottom and rose to greatness, advancing to the rank of general at a rapid rate. Even so, he is surprised to find himself crowned successor to the throne of Ariana. A man of genuine character and remarkable kindness, he seemed the best choice. But can he handle this much responsibility?

A young man, Hooman is only learning the ways of the world. He must navigate love, hate, tradition and deceit all within the boundaries of his culture. He must embrace tragedy and hold happiness at bay in order to become the man who can lead and protect a fledgling nation.

An excerpt from “Hooman”:

“Hooman turned white and almost fell to his knees. He sat on the small bed in the corner of his tent, feeling hopeless, for he knew the young injured officer was his love, Nazin—she was his reason for living. After several deep breaths, Hooman sent the messenger away.”

By Fereidoun “Farley” Gharagozlou
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781475955354
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781475955347
E-Book | ISBN 9781475955361
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Fereidoun Gharagozlou came to the United States from Tehran, Iran, when he was still a teenager. He has lived in the U.S. for over 50 years, where he has had success as a world-renowned architect. “Hooman” is his first book.

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