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The Saint

Author: Ibrahim Hassan Beigy

Publisher: Neyestan Publications

Years of Publishing: 2011

No. of Pages: 300

Age Groups: Adults

Size:”21×14

ISBN: 978-964-337-677-2

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◙ English text is available.

◙ Copy right was sold in England, 2014: Candle& Fog Publications.

◙Nominated in some Iranian literary festivals:

-The Book of the Year (2011).

-The Book of the Season (2012).

-Ghanipoor Prize (2012).

◙Listed in Amazon Site. 

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About the book:

   “Gheddis (Saint)” is a love story featuring a Christian priest living in Moscow. He has many old books and manuscripts and loves this task. When an old version is delivered to him by a Tajik man, he is interested to buy the book from him, but the Tajik man gets killed and from here on, the Russian priest steps into a path that leads to getting familiar with The Imam of The Pious, Amir al-Mo’menin Ali (as).

   A young Tajik man offers to sell a book to the priest which he claims belongs to 1400 years ago. The priest that does not believe such a book might exist at all, borrows it for a review. When the young Tajik man is murdered by two Russian youngsters who were going to steal the book from him, the priest recognizes the actual value of the book. Since then, the priest was also at risk. Initial investigation shows that the first part of the book is the handwriting of a man by the name of Amroas who had scribbled something on ancient Egyptian Papyrus paper about a war called Safein and about men like Moavie and Ali .What is important to the priest, is the historical background of the book, but in the middle of a night when he is reading the book, in fact or in a dream, the Prophet Jesus (PBUH) appears to him while holding a baby in his arms. The Christ gives the baby to the priest and asks him to take good care of it. Since then, the priest thinks that there should be a link between this book and the order of the Prophet Jesus (PBUH).So in the meantime, while taking care of book; he decides to read more about the main character of the book, namely Ali (as).

The story ends with the apprehension of criminals who both murdered the Tajik man and robbed the church and the priest’s house, and the priest who has retrieved the missing peace, returns to Moscow along with his wife.

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     “Gheddis( Saint)” novel, although a tale of religious and historical appearance which represents events during the rule of Imam Ali (as); has a non-historical narration and it is mostly an analytical-historical work. The events contained in it, are like a puzzle that, when stacked together, form the overall structure of the novel. One of the book’s features is the adventure that has become a platform to review the historical narrative of the book. The existence of multiple authors in the historical book, who narrate the stories from their own perspective and sometimes from opposing sides, has overcome the monotony and the reader gets absorbed in the different outlooks. The author of this work has tried to depict the meaning of the Islamic Government from the perspective of Ali (as). He has used the streaming mental flow and return to the past as the angle of view from which the story is presented. Gheddis( Saint)” could be regarded as the result of a pure intention, artistic commitment, and historical accuracy that can be an appropriate option for study.

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About the Author: 

 

Ibrahim Hassan Beigy (1957/Iran-Gorgan) 

He is one of the well-known and experienced writers in Iran who has written for children and young adults more than 30 years. He authored more than 50 books and at least 10 of them translated and published in other countries. His travels to all around Iran gave him the opportunity to collect drafts for his later stories. Hassan Beygi’s books are characterized by a simple narrative with theme of social affairs. He has published 90 novels, adult short story collections and children and young adult books, which some of them are popular and high seller among teenagers and young adults. His books have been translated into other languages and published in different countries.

Awards:

1-Honored Diploma for the book” Eternal Roots”, 13th Festival of Children Books, Iran, 2009.

2-The book titled as “The Root in Depth” selected as one of the best fiction issued in Iranian revolution and sacred war.

  1. The booked titled as “The Rosebud on the Rug” selected as one of the best book in the year 2000.

4-The winner of Iran Book of the Year’s Global Prize, for the Book”Mohammad”,Iran,2013.

5-The Winner of Qhanipoor Literary Festival for the book “Amir Hossein and the enchanted Lamp”, Iran, 2014.

6-The winner of Jalal AlAhmad Literary Festival for the Book ” The Saint”, Iran, 2014.

Books published in other countries:

*The book “Muhammad” published in Turkey, Mana Publication, 2010.

*The book “Muhammad’ published in England, candle &Fog Publications, 2013.

*The book “Muhammad” published in Lebanon, Dar alhadi Publications, 2013.

*The book” The Purple Years “published in Georgia, Azad University Publications, 2015.

*The book” The Rosebud on the Rug ” published in Hong Kong, Cotton Tree Publications, 2009.

*The book “Dear Uncle Abbas” published in Turkmenistan,

Some Works:

1-Ghonche bar Ghali (The Rosebud on the Rug), Kanoon Publications, 2000.

2-Amo jan Abbas (Dear Uncle Abbas),Madresse Publications,1995.

3-Be Mah Negah Kon(Stare on the Moon),Madresse Publications.

4-Mahi Talaee Va Mahi Noghreee(Golden Fish & Silver Fish),Lohe Basar Publications.

5-Boose bar Khorshid(Kiss the Sun),Sooreye Mehr Publications,1996.

6-Fateme va Naghghashihayash(Fateme and her Paintings)(4 Vols.), Mehrabe Ghalam Publications.

7-Dastane Peyqhambaran (The Stories of Prophets), Amir Kabir Publications.

8-Majarahaeye Mahi Talaee(The Stories of Golden Fish),Saz o Kar Publications.

9-Pish az Namaz( Before Prayer), Novel, Sooreye Mehr Publications,1997.

10-Neshaneha (Signs), Short Stories, Beh Nashr Publications,2005.

11-Mirza, Short Stories, Madresse Publications.

12-Rishe dar Amagh (Root in Depth), Novel,  Molke azam Publications,1994.

13-Salhaye Banafsh(The Purpel Years),Roman,Elm Publications,1997.

14-Neshanehaye Sobh (The Signs of Daybreak), Roman,Sooreye Mehr Publications,1997.

15-Ashkane, Roman, Ghadyani Publhcations, 2004.

16-Muhammad, Roman,Madresse Publications,2006.

17-Gheddis (Saint),Roman,Neyestan Publications,2014.

18-Alijanab Shardar(The Honorable Mayor),Roman, Neyestan Publications,2015.

19-Payan (the Roman, Unpublished…

20-Tardid, Roman, Unpublished…

 

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