Refuge - Pages 1 - 48 Summary & Analysis

Nayeri, Dina
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Pages 1 - 48 include three chapters entitled “Dr. Hamidi’s Difficult Divorce”, “Me and Baba and Ardestoon”, and “The Other Dr. Hamidi” (1, 17, 29). The two pages preceding the opening chapter include three different quotes from Jalal Al-Din Rumi, Geert Wilders, and Novalis. The novel begins in June 2009 in Isfahan Iran with the chapter entitled “Dr. Hamidi’s Difficult Divorce” (1). The chapters opens to the third person perspective of Dr. Bahman Hamidi as he sits in divorce court and after watching 6 of 13 divorces before advocating for his own, he turns to his lawyer and says “this is absurd” (1). Bahman thinks about when he had walked in, the pasdar (or Islamic Revolutionary Guard) had eyed his green handkerchief since it resembled the wristbands of the Green Movement protesters, but his counting beads at his fingers had convinced them he was old and harmless. They had gone back...

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