English Summary/英文概要： In his novel The Mountain Called Me, Mohammad Reza Bayrami weaves the themes of adolescence and responsibility into a charmingly captivating story.
Jalal is a teenage boy who lives with his family in a mountainous village in western Iran. His father has fallen ill and Jalal has to head to a nearby village with his horse Ghashgha to fetch the local doctor. But the mountainous path is full of snow and hungry wolves.
With the help of his horse Ghashgha and through his own ingenuity, Jalal finally finds the doctor and brings him home. But the local doctor declares there is nothing he can do. He advises the family to take their patient to the city. Jalal’s father has a turn for the worse and dies soon afterwards. In his final moments, he asks Jalal to take care of the family. But Jalal’s mother is not prepared to give him serious responsibilities, believing he is still too young. Jalal wants to show his mother that he is old enough to be trusted. Soon enough, he has the perfect opportunity.
His uncle is heading to the mountains for a hunting
expedition and Jalal secretly decides to follow him.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 在他的小说《大山呼唤了我》中，穆罕默德瑞扎将青春期和责任的主题注入了这个扣人心弦的故事。
Awards/获奖情况： 这是一本很好的书，让我们看到了离首都德黑兰很远的普通伊朗人的生活。--卢克 2014-11-16
This is a very good book and gives us in insight into the lives or ordinary Iranians living far from the capital Teheran.-Luc2014-11-16