Zehbel: The Clever One is the story of an ordinary family in extraordinary circumstances and how one clever man survived a decade of intrigue to bring his family home again.
I have described Zehbel: The Clever One as coming from an American perspective. It would be far more accurate to describe the Roman family as one so enmeshed in Iranian culture during their ten years in Iran, that they took some of Iran itself, it’s generous, warm-hearted people, food and customs with them on their return to Pennsylvania. Certainly it is true, as Mike, Lucretia and their seven children have declared, they will never forget Iran. It was a place they had to leave, but Iran never left them. In that sense, it will always be home.