Excerpt from “Tak Nafar” (“The Sole Fellow”), a collection of short stories by Keyvan Fotoohi (2003, Sherkat Ketab, Los Angeles). Also listen to parts of an interview with Fotoohi by Behnoud Mokri on Radio Sedaye Iran >>> Part 1 – Part 2.
Keyvan Fotoohi was born in Abadan, Iran. He started wrting short stories shortly after he when he immigrated to Canada in the late 1980s. A number of his short stories have been published in Iranian journals in the U.S., Canada as well as Iran. Keyvan holds a Ph.D in soil rock mechanics from McGill University, Canada. He now lives in Los Angeles and “Tak Nafar” is his first collection of short stories. Thanks to Elham Gheytanchi and Houman Mortazavi for helping to prepare this feature.