The Last Pomegranate Tree by Ali Bachtyar - Book Review

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By Bachtyar Ali, Kareem Abdulrahman (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781953861405
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Published: Archipelago - January 24th, 2023

One of few Kurdish novels translated into English, The Last Pomegranate Tree tells the story of a Peshmerga fighter searching for his son after 21 years in isolation as a prisoner of war. In his search he learns that his son was one of three boys with the same name whose lives intertwined in surprising ways. In his journey he discovers a winding tale featuring a man with a glass heart who dies of heartbreak, a mysterious duo of sisters who only wear white, and a pomegranate tree. Kaleidoscopic, lyrical, and deeply moving, this novel explores life, death, and all that lies between. ~ Reviewed by Gwyn Sise