Zagros mountain fables
Short stories inspired by the Bakhtiari tribe
April 9, 1998
In The Roses of Isfahan, author Lailee Bakhtiar van Dillen shares fictional stories and vignettes which weave through a world where an ancient culture once existed, where women read the old poets and where grandmothers and their families break the isolation of loneliness and face the time of death and passing to a spiritual world with their loved ones beside them.
The fable-like short stories are a glimpse into the journey of the Bakhtiari tribe as they ascend in the vertical migration to the Zagros Mountains. Lailee Bakhtiar van Dillen's short stories and poetry are based on her visit to Iran in the summer of 1997.
Lailee is a television producer and host of award winning tv literary program, Authors and Critics on KCSM TV Channel 60 in the San Francisco Bay Area, also she is book reviewer for seven Independent Newspapers in the Bay Area. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a BA in French and The College of Notre Dame, Belmont with an MAT in French, Lailee divides her time between Washington, D.C. and California.
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