February 2, 2006
Three lives intersect, beautifully, in 'Against Gravity'
By Lylah M. Alphonse, Globe Staff
HIV-positive, irritatingly melodramatic, and bitter about being ''pushed out" of life by tuberculosis, Madison Kirby is ripe for redemption, and he's decided that his new neighbor is his savior. ''There was hope. There was hope," he says. ''There was a small woman with large dark eyes who could save me. Yes, she was the only one who could save me. My Persian -- Roya." ... [More]
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Going "Against Gravity"
"Against Gravity" is another semi-autobiographical novel, this one by Farnoosh Moshiri, a refugee from Iran who was forced to flee in 1983 during the turmoil of the Iranian Revolution. She's now a professor of literature at Syracuse University (my Alma Mater, though she wasn't there when I was a student), the winner of several literary awards and the author of two other novels and a book of short stories.