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By Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer's intoxicating new novel is without delay a classy highbrow secret and a pulse-quickening love story--the love in query being right away sacred and profane.

John Macmillan, a classically reticent Englishman who has moved to California to check the poems of the Sufi mystic Rumi, abruptly turns into thinking about both soaking up quests. the 1st is for a mysterious Rumi manuscript which can were smuggled out of Iran; the second one for the elusive Camilla Jensen, who regularly bargains herself to him in simple terms to continually slip from his grab. Are those quests one way or the other comparable? and will Macmillan provide himself over to them with no wasting his profession and identity?

Moving deftly from California academia to the mosques of Iran, jam-packed with insights into the minds of Islam and the fashionable West, Abandon is a magic carpet-ride of a e-book.

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