“[With this] bold, insightful novel . . . Parsipur makes a stylishly original contribution to modern feminist literature.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Parsipur should be admired both as a courageous woman who endured jail and torture . . . and as a writer and innovator.”—Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran
Now available in paperback, this complex epic captures the changing fortunes of Iranian women in the twentieth century from the era of colonialism to the rule of two shahs to the 1980 Islamic Revolution.
The Iranian best-selling author of eleven books, including Women Without Men, Shahrnush Parsipur now lives in exile in the United States.
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