IBNA- A young adults acclaimed book, ‘Elsewhere: A Novel’ (2005) by American author and screenwriter Gabrielle Zevin which adopts magic realism method in its narrative has been translated into Persian and published.
‘Elsewhere: A Novel’ which was nominated for a 2006 Quill award in the USA, won the Borders Original Voices Award, and was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Book Club has been translated into Persian by Mehrnaz Shirazi Adl and has been released by Khazeh Publishing in 272 pages.
Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth.
But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver's license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she's dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn't want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well.
How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward? This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.
Zevin’s ‘Elsewhere’ was also included on several "Best of" Lists including School Library Journal, Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon.com, and the American Library Association Notable Children's Book list among others.
It has also won several awards abroad. In Germany, it was awarded the Lufti (Bronze) and the Ulmer Unke and in the United Kingdom it won the Sheffield Children's Book Prize for Longer Novels and the Stockport Schools' Book Award.