December 20, 2004
Morteza Baharloo (mortezabaharloo.com)
is the author of The
Quince Seed Potion, an Iranian émigré writer's
novel set against the backdrop of Iran's turbulent modern history
and spanning the years 1928 to 1981. It is a saga of the devotion
and love, violence and humiliation in the life of Sarveali Jokar,
a servant to a great dynastic family of rural landowners and a man
whose changing fortunes mirror the changes in Iran and the disintegration
of the wealth and power of the family dynasty as the Islamic Revolution
of 1979 unfolds.
Baharloo was born in Iran in 1961, emigrated to the U.S.
in 1978, and now lives in Houston. He is chairman and co-founder
a Texas-based international provider of pharmaceutical and health-care
services. He returns periodically to Iran, where he is restoring
rural estates built by his grandfather and great uncles in the
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