Embroideries & The Almond Get Times Treatment

The New York Times pairs up a graphic novella set in Tehran, Iran (Marjane Satrapi’s Embroideries) with an erotic novel set in Tangier, Morocco (the pseudonymous Nedjma’s The Almond.) The article is even titled Dreams of Trespass. (Get it?)

The review is favorable to both books, and I certainly agree with Sophie Harrison’s positive assessment of Embroideries. I have my own reservations about Nedjma’s book, but I’ll probably check out The Almond, too.