A satire on Iranian society featuring an eccentric uncle, a snob with an invented heroic past who worships Napoleon, Hitler and hates the English. It is narrated by his nephew, who is in love with his daughter. The novel was made into a TV series.
The Day They Took My Uncle and Other Stories is a collection of 15 shorts by novelist Lionel Garcia, dealing mostly with working-class and poor inhabitants of the southwestern U.S. Difficulties encountered by Latinos in America are a recurrent theme.
A new Granada TV series starting this fall in the UK. Uncle Silas, the rural reprobate, was popularized in H.E. Bates' magazine short stories. This complete collection is illustrated by Edward Ardizzonne's original drawings - perfectly capturing the little red-thatched house atop a violet-banked lane. Over the course of 95 years Uncle Silas led an active life, and loved to boast of his daring fights, and the women whose hearts he'd captured, over a glass of cowslip wine.