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The Rug Merchant

by Meg Mullins

The Rug Merchant by Meg Mullins X
The Rug Merchant by Meg Mullins
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    Mar 2006, 272 pages

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    Jun 2007, 272 pages

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Meg Mullins was born and raised in New Mexico, where she now lives with her husband and their two children.  The story that formed the basis of The Rug Merchant appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2002.

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Ushman is from Tabriz, which is the capital of the Iranian province of Eastern Azarbaaijaan.  it looks like a beautiful place - mild summers make it a popular summer vacation spot for those escaping the heat of the south, and it's a popular winter sports destination due to the proximity of snow filled mountains.  It is, of course, also famous for its rugs.

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