From the book jacket: Isolated and far
from his native Iran, Ushman Khan has worked hard to build a
wealthy, reliable clientele for his wares: exquisite hand-woven
rugs from his home city of Tabriz. With perfect rectitude, he
caters to clients like New Yorks Upper East Side grand dame
Mrs. Roberts, who plies him for stories about his exotic origins
and culture to feed her own imagination. But like many
immigrants, hes living only half a life. He dreams of the day
his beloved wife, Farak, will be able to join him in New York
and complete his vision of the American dream. But when she
tells him that she is leaving him for another man, Ushman is
shattered. He begins to wander aimlessly through the terminals
of JFK Airport, imagining a now-impossible reunion with Farak.
Unexpectedly, he meets...
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