Book cover of Man of My Time: A Novel by Dalia Soferby Dalia Sofer

One of The New York Times‘s 100 Notable Books of 2020. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

“Finely wrought, a master class in the layering of time and contradiction that gives us a deeply imagined, and deeply human, soul.” –Rebecca Makkai, 
The New York Times Book Review

From the bestselling author of The Septembers of Shiraz, the story of an Iranian man reckoning with his capacity for love and evil 

Set in Iran and New York City, Man of My Time tells the story of Hamid Mozaffarian, who is as alienated from himself as he is from the world around him. After decades of ambivalent work as an interrogator with the Iranian regime, Hamid travels on a diplomatic mission to New York, where he encounters his estranged family and retrieves the ashes of his father, whose dying wish was to be buried in Iran.

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