The Italian Edition of the Gaze of the Gazelle, the autobiography and memoir of Arash Hejazi, was launched today by Edizioni Piemme in in Italy with a foreword by Paulo Coelho. You can read the first chapter for free here (PDF).
In this ungainly but colorful memoir, Hejazi describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran as a member of the “Burnt Generation”–many of whom fought on the Iraqi front only to return home to a corrupt, murderous regime. Hejazi avoided war, but shared his generation’s growing disenchantment with the government, first as a young doctor forced to turn away the poor, and later as a publisher battling state censors. Hejazi’s personal story abounds with anecdotes striking enough to Continue reading