The Last Lady Game


Title: The Last Lady Game

Author: Belqis Soleimani

Publisher: Phoenix

Subject: Iranian story, novel

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 292 p

Language Farsi

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The Last Lady Game is the story of three decades of ups and downs in the life of a village girl named Golbano. The story begins in the years after the revolution and continues until 1985.

Golbano is a beautiful and intelligent girl who is always noticed by those around her. He and his mother work as caretakers at the Esfandiari family home.

Influenced by Akhtar, the daughter of the Esfandiari family, who is a political activist, Golbano becomes interested in reading books and takes a new path that is still in conflict with the family’s intentions.

Golbano decides to go to university after school and start writing and teaching. He rejects all his suitors, including his cousin Haider;

But eventually, at the request of her mother, she marries a man named Ebrahim Rahami. But this marriage also leads to failure and strange events.

There are people in society who, despite poverty, problems, failures and failures do not stop.

They know how to fight and step on a path that leads to their dreams.

These people may find surprising and annoying issues along the way that they were unaware of until today, but the end of everyone’s story is with him.

Belqis Soleimani, with her fascinating and exciting prose in the book The Last Lady Game, introduces her readers to a strange story that the reader will never be able to close after the beginning of the story.

About the Last Lady game book
The novel The Last Lady game by Belqis Soleimani was first published in 2011 in 224 pages by Phoenix Publishing.

This novel is one of the best-selling works of Belqis Soleimani. The novel The Last Lady Game was republished for the twelfth time in 1397.

The Last Lady Game Book is one of Belqis Soleimani’s famous trilogy; The other two books are “The Bride and Groom Game” and “Auntie Game”. The interesting thing about this trilogy is the use of the word “game” in the titles of all three books.

This use is to play or eat from others, which is more evident in the book The Last Lady.

The story is written in seven parts and in each part the story is told by one of the characters. In this book, Belqis Soleimani narrates the life and sufferings of Golbano and finally her evolution and growth in simple and fluent language.

She narrates the events of a rural woman’s life in the context of the turbulent political and social issues of the 1960s;

When the activity of the communists reached its peak and the country entered the imposed war.

Belqis Soleimani’s descriptions of the political and social conflicts of that decade and its connection with the story of each character have caused today’s generation, which was not imposed during the Islamic Revolution and the war, to establish a close connection with the story and feel in that space.

Belqis Soleimani said in an interview about this book: “In these stories, I wanted to show people in different and dangerous situations;

Man in the position of choice, man in the position of freedom, man in the position of death, or in the position of murder. “In such acute situations, human behavior and reaction can be deeply studied.”

The style of writing the last lady game book
The Last Lady game’s novel tells the story of a shrewd and hard-working village girl named Golbano who struggles with problems and shortcomings throughout her life.

She is a woman who eventually finds her way to success by losing things like family, love and even her child.
But this is only the appearance of the story, in fact, Belqis Soleimani uses the word “game” in this novel to not only show that this game is not specific to Golbano, but also other singers and characters have entered this game.

The first part of the story is narrated in the language of Golbano, but in the following parts, each of the characters narrates a part of the story from their own point of view.

Narratives that are primarily hidden from the audience and the reader discovers a new secret like a puzzle piece in each section.

The audience at the beginning of the book tries to discover things one by one, but these secrets are gradually revealed by the people themselves, and in the end, they are surprised by an unexpected ending.
One of the components of the postmodernist style in literature is that the author speaks impartially and polyphonically in the novel.

He is just an observer, and it is the characters who narrate in his place, and in other words, there are several voices in the novel, in this sense, this story can be considered postmodern.

The author uses the element of suspense to make the novel attractive and attractive, and uses it to serve the content of the novel.

Suspension in the story means that the author keeps the reader suspended from the events and characters, and he pursues the story with suspicion and enthusiasm.

Belqis Soleimani with a simple, clear and transparent language creates an atmosphere of imagination and conjecture in the mind of the audience in which the main essence of the novel is revealed.

The characterization in the novel The Last Lady is done very skillfully. For example, Golbano was the first character in the story of a lovely girl who was loved and respected by everyone and had an independent personality.

A kind mother was a loving wife and a motivated student.

But in the end he was left alone. The author has designed Golbano’s character in such a way that the audience will have doubts while reading.

Doubt whether he really made this character for himself and showed himself to be lovable in the form of a mask, or whatever it was, is the same as his inner self.

Another character in the book is Saeed Nouri, a village teacher, a man whom Golbano first falls in love with.
Baby Gol is the mother of Golbano, a lonely and suffering woman who forces Golbano to marry her.

Ebrahim Rahami is a revolutionary engineer who marries Golbano and causes Golbano to suffer.

The main theme of Belqis Soleimani’s story is the struggle of the rebellious spirit of a young girl who, despite the traditional thoughts of her family and society, struggles with hardships and reaches a high position.

Family algebra, marriage, love and separation are other topics discussed in this book.

About Belqis Soleimani
Belqis Soleimani, writer and literary critic was born in 1342 in Kerman. He completed his university studies in philosophy and obtained his master’s degree in this field.

He is currently the director of the Cultural Studies and Popular Culture Department of the Culture Radio Network. Belqis Soleimani has written many novels and articles during her career.

Some of his stories have been translated into various languages, including English, Italian and Arabic.

He has been a judge of literary awards, including the International Festival of Radio Programs and the Critics and Press Writers Award.

The novel The Last Lady Game has been published by Phoenix Publications. This book won the Mehregan Literary Award in 2006 and the best novel in the special section of the Isfahan Literary Award.

In a part of the book, we read the last lady
I hold the halva tray in front of Baba Haidar’s wife; Her two-year-old child is holding Halva, I can feel Haidar looking at my body, he has been leaning on his scrap motor since the beginning of the ceremony and he does not take his eyes off me.

The presenter takes the speaker from Rafiq Bagherian and reads a poem. I straighten my back and listen.

My Night Sound

Not being life

In the green vein of life

No place to rot

Life is like a river

Which is a complete breaker

It is to live.

I place the halva tray on Akhtar’s grave; So as not to cover the writing on the stone.

Killed the way to justice. Akhtar Esfandiari. Birth: 2/6/1336 Death: 5/30/1359

I see my mother somewhere near my father’s grave. Halva compliments standing women, most of whom are friends of Akhtar.

A young girl wearing a crimson scarf picks up the speaker from the presenter. His outstretched fingers loop around the small speaker. His short coat is above the knee. His voice trembles and growls:

“Today is the seventh day that we have buried our comrades, today is the seventh day that they have returned to their mother’s lap. “Seven days was seven years for us, and seventy years for their mother.”

The voice of Turan Khanum and those around her is raised.

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