Translated by Fatemeh Tanasan, the book is about the composition of prominent Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony and its eventual performance in the besieged city in 1941, when Nazi troops march on Leningrad and surround it.

The book was the highest-selling adult fiction title in New Zealand in 2011 and was well received by book readers in other countries.

Source: Tehran Times