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The Bura Master [Download] ➹ The Bura Master ➾ Cid Andrenelli – A Novel playThe Bura master is a drama narrating the paradoxical life of an Iranian family exiled in LondonWith irony and humour a religious fundamentalist comes face to face with the devil when his s A Novel playThe Bura Master is a drama narrating the paradoxical life of an Iranian family exiled in LondonWith irony and humour a religious fundamentalist comes face to face with the devil when his son in law converts to Buddhism and becomes a vegetarianHow can he justify the stray dog that has wormed its way into his affections And what to do with a son who's an unrepentant adulterer In the end he has to face his own hypocrisy and past crimes which ends in religious anarchyThe The Bura PDF/EPUB or old man a diabetic sugar addict is lost betweenthe mosue and Turkish delight He shoots up insulin passing from stupor and self pity to holy fervour crashing about shouting sermons and dropping syringes around the houseHis son Hamid living the Muslim paradise here and now tries to humour his father by working in the family shop and taking part in the dawn prayers accompanied by Muezzin chants on the ghetto blasterBut Hamid also has a secret life recruiting female shop clients to sex sessionsDisguised as a widow in a bura he gives ‘English lessons’ to these Muslim housewives in the privacy of their bedrooms while their husbands happily payHamid rescues a stray puppy His father declares the dog is forbidden and to chuck him back out in the street and so begins a daily battle which in the end the dog winsThe precarious harmony between father and son is destroyed by a series of accidents whichare farcical yet tragic causing the old man to relive a dark secret buried in his faded memories as he relives his own public flogging for a crime he'd commit again given the chance.

7 thoughts on “The Bura Master

  1. Anne-Rae Vasquez Anne-Rae Vasquez says:

    The Bura Master by Cid Andrenelli Satire at its finest mixed with a handful of Persian saffron spice The Bura Master by Cid Andrenelli is a satirical tongue in cheek look at the lives of a multi generational Persian family living in a cramped apartment in London The comedy is told in the style of a play with literary elements of a novel As a film maker myself and also having participated in theatrical productions in the past I found the read to be uite entertaining The characters in the story are colourful and outrageous From the old man a diabetic religious man who spews out sermons to cleanse the unholiness surrounding him while his ghetto blaster blares out prayer chants; his son Hamid who devises a plan to make some money and have a little fun which involves wearing a Bura dress an outfit that covers a woman from head to toe—only revealing her eyes while giving private “English” lessons to Iranian housewives; his son in law Abbas who proclaims that he has converted to Buddhism and obsesses with all things Japanese; his grandson Hosro who calls him Baba Dad and listens to his ranting and crazy schemes; and finally his pet dog Turin later named Cyrus an animal he declares are forbidden to have inside the house due to their religious beliefs only contradicting himself later when he proclaims that the dog is the only one who listens to him which is why he purchases a dog basket and permanently places it on top of Hamid’s bed The events that transpire are hilarious at times and sad at others Although there is humour in the calamity that the old man finds himself in we find later that there is a terrible event in his life one that changed his and his family’s life forever causing them to run away from their home in Tehran to England a secret which he has been keeping from his children all these yearsI truly laughed from the bottom of my stomach guffawed actually at the antics of the old Persian man Turin or Cyrus his little most hated most loved dog Hamid the Bura master Abbas his wanna be Japanese converted Buddhist son in law and the rest of the characters The satire in the story reminded me of a favourite old British comedy “On the Buses” albeit with a Persian twist Cid Andrenelli’s writing is lively and provocative—she mixes humour with cultural and family drama along with a dash of religious parody I hope that this story ends up on the big screen some day or on stage I anticipate reading or watching of the author’s work in the future I foresee the author producing of her work in multi mediums novels plays and films as she has the talent and creativity to do this very wellMy rating 5 out of 5 stars

  2. Paddy O& Paddy O& says:

    Mad Magnificent and acutely observed east meets west story

  3. Miriam Miriam says:

    This is a marvelous experimental fiction which combines fast paced theatre dialogue with prose poetry and passages written in stream of conciousness The writer has been extremely brave breaking with traditional formats and mixing them into an exciting series of scenesUnlike the traditional novel this will keep you on your toes the novel leads you through a strange and wild journey with twists and turns into the past and present revealing dreams and fluid poetry entwined with narrative I highly recommend

  4. Lindstrom Lindstrom says:

    A great combination of satire prose and drama I loved this format which has play dialogue and novel intertwinedThe story line is brilliant Hamid's dangerous and immoral exploits come face to face with his fathers hypocritical religious dogmasFor me the most moving storyline was the growing relationship between the old man and the forbidden dog The dialogues in particular are hard hitting and dynamic I laughed out loud many times

  5. Joseph Joseph says:

    The author decided to tell the same story two times The novel introduces you to characters and their secrets the play brings on stage the realityA satirical comedy and contemporary in which you recognize someone you may know in the characters A family portrait in fact to remind that desire doesn't have a morality neither religionGo for it

  6. Basil Kenny Basil Kenny says:

    This novel play is amazingIt has brilliant dialogue poetry and narrative all combined to make a compelling storyA tale of the relationship between an old man and his son living in London faraway fromTehranThe novel is full of paradox humour and satire

  7. Miriam Miriam says:

    I received this as a first read book I enjoyed both the novel play and the play The characters come to life in both

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