Whirlwind Characters

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Clavell's Iranian characters illustrate how each segment of that society attempts to use the accession to power of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Their fate reflects the fate of Iran. Very early in the novel, Kyabi, the educated professional who wants nothing more than democracy and prosperity for Iran, is killed by a mob urged on by a mullah, or religious leader, Hussain Kowissi.

Kyabi's son, a university student who supports the overthrow of the Shah in favor of a socialist democracy, is appalled to learn of his father's murder and to witness the imposition of a theocracy that denies human rights. He dies trying to assassinate the mullah who had his father killed. The plight of the mullah's wife is described sympathetically. Old before her time because of poverty and abuse, she is without rights and without hope under the new regime. The Bakravans and their colleagues are millionaire businessmen...

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