Monday, July 16, 2012

Interview: Farrokh Nazerian - "The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh"

About The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh

     As dusk falls over a desert landscape, a lone woman waits anxiously on a bench near a dried tree to meet someone. She is approached by a young man. The mysterious interaction, and enigmatic conversation, which ensues after their encounter, sets the tune for this esoteric four act play...

Interview with Farrokh Nazerian

Q: Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process. Can we begin by having you take us at the beginning? Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?

     The idea to write my play:  The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh came to me years ago, with the realization that a universal and pervading “confusion” is one of the main problems afflicting mankind. I was young, and had just broken up with my girlfriend; in fact it was a mutual decision by both of us to go our separate ways. We were ad and confused, we were both still in love with each other, but separating.
     In  The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh , (M), a young woman, is searching for a lost love. Her search in her own words is the search; for someone who is not there, someone who does not exist. The play is an existential drama concerning Man’s eternal search for salvation, and his struggle to find a meaning and purpose for his life; while life has no reason: Life is – a reason and result unto itself.

Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?
     It was not really very hard. For any writer, the writing is giving birth to her or his ideas and thoughts. To me it was also an attempt to see Farrokh, myself. Seeing is the ability to bypass the mind and have direct connection with life; it took me a long time. My tip: Write with the knowledge.

Q: Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?
     A local publisher.

Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?
     The only surprise was that I actually did it!

Q: Can you describe the feeling you had when you saw your published book for the first time?
     It was similar to the experience of seeing my first born child.

Q: What other books are you working on and when will they be published?
     I am working on a new book; Sisyphus Revisited. It is a story based on my search to understand the power that surrounds and affects our life, and my efforts to cultivate and possibly culminate that power.

Q: Finally, what message are you trying to get across with your book?
     Man has amassed a great deal of information, but is bereft of necessary knowledge to live in harmony with life. We
    The cry of the “why” is echoing throughout the history of mankind, only facing the deafening silence of the universe. My play illuminates a path that would take us from the confusion of why to the clarity of how, from the Ape of Reason to the Superman of Will.

Q: Thank you again for this interview! Do you have any final words?
Thank you. 

More About the Author

Farrokh Nazerian has been a journalist, editor, poet, entrepreneur, art collector, developer, and above all, he has been a lifelong student of “knowledge.” Born in Iran, he lived in England, before residing in California, where he is working currently on his second book, Sisyphus Revisited.

His first book is a 4 act play titled  The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh .

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