"A gift both to readers fascinated by other cultures and to lovers of fiction for fiction's sake."
-The Washington Post Book World
Readers can gain a more balanced impression of Iran from this novel, which looks at life from the kind of humorous perspective few Westerners may associate with the current regime in that country."
-The Christian Science Monitor
"A masterpiece of contemporary world fiction."
"Howlingly funny . . . [a] tender, salacious and magical Iranian import."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A giddily uproarious mixture of farce and slapstick."