Filled with a colorful cast of characters and presented in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with modern Western prose, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is a tale about memory and the importance of controlling one’s own fate.
A better novel would probably provide a deeper understanding of Iran, but A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea does at least provide a promising if uneven start for a young novelist.
Have you read A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea? Did you learn something new about the Iranian Revolution after reading it?
Nayeri is a wonderful writer, and had she been able to storyboard her ideas with a good editor before starting to write, I believe she would have achieved exactly what she set out to do. A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea shows great promise, but on the whole it fails to deliver.
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea
No preview available - 2013