Episode: P019 START: October 18, 2021 ENDS: October 31, 2021 Length: 29'' mins
Host, Carole Harmon
Gail Madjzoub CRIMSON INK : A Novel of Modern Iran 1955-2011
Based on historical facts, Crimson Ink traces the multi-generational interweaving of three Iranian families through decades of great social change and upheaval. The novel is grounded in Gail's knowledge and experience of living within an extended Iranian Baha'i family over the course of her twenty year marriage. The setting of Gail's reading is in the city of Shiraz, Iran. It’s early Autumn of 1955. The country is gradually emerging from the throes of its most recent clergy-led pogrom against its largest religious minority, the Baha’'s. Six year old Fareshteh and her mother Farah set the stage for the turbulent events to come.
Judith Lapadat THE AGE OF GRANDCHILDREN
Judith Lapadat's coming of age novel takes place in the imagined near future, in a world ravaged by climate change. Best friends Becca and Honor have grown up in an all-female collective sheltering beneath the ruins of a bombed university. Honor is a runner who carries trade packages to the wall surrounding their shelter, Becca is her watcher. Mother Stella is their group leader in this closed society. Judith's readings take place over a two day period which will awaken the girls to aspects of their world they have never suspected.
One of our intentions at Writers Radio is to welcome writers from beyond our immediate community and aquaintance. Writing is a solitary practice so groups like Salish Sea Writers and Oceanside Writers Group on Vancouver Island, which both Judith Lapadat and Gail Madjzoub participate in, are invaluable for developing manuscripts. Crimson Ink may be ordered through bookstores or Amazon. The Age of Grandchildren is the first novel in the Beyond Hope Series for which Judith is looking for a publisher. Both authors are hard at work on sequels
Music and audio production Gary Sill
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