Savushun

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Savušun (Persian: سووشون‎‎) is a Persian novel by Iranian female writer Simin Daneshvar. The story is about the life of a family in Shiraz faced to the occupation of Iran during World War II. Savušun has sold over five hundred thousand copies in Iran.[citation needed] Being translated to English and 16 other languages,[1] the novel has been highly acclaimed in magazines and press such as USA Today and Kirkus Reviews.[citation needed]

Savušun is one of the most influential modern works written in Persian.[citation needed] Daneshvar has used folklore and myth in writing Savušun.

Linguistically, savušun is a corruption of Siyâvašun, which refers to the traditional mourning for Siyâvaš, a hero in the Šâhnâme.

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