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Anderson - Anderson Main Library F Darznik Jasmin (Text) 22960001541100 Adult Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch FIC DAR (Text) 0530006063778 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Chester - Lewisville Branch F DAR (Text) 35301003313161 Adult Fiction Available -
Dorchester - St. George Main Library FIC DAR (Text) 30018005608779 Adult Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC DAR (Text) 30018005607920 Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399182310
  • ISBN: 0399182314
  • ISBN: 1524797669
  • ISBN: 9781524797669
  • Physical Description: 401 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]

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A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied society's expectations to find her voice and her destiny. "Remember the flight, for the bird is mortal." All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is told that Persian daughters should be quiet and modest. She is taught only to obey, but she always finds ways to rebel, gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother's walled garden, venturing to the forbidden rooftop to roughhouse with her three brothers, writing poems to impress her strict, disapproving father, and sneaking out to flirt with a teenage paramour over café glacé. During the summer of 1950, Forugh's passion for poetry takes flight, and tradition seeks to clip her wings. Forced into a suffocating marriage, Forugh runs away and falls into an affair that fuels her desire to write and to achieve freedom and independence. Forugh's poems are considered both scandalous and brilliant; she is heralded by some as a national treasure, vilified by others as a demon influenced by the West. She perseveres, finding love with a notorious filmmaker and living by her own rules, at enormous cost. But the power of her writing only grows stronger amid the upheaval of the Iranian revolution. Inspired by Forugh Farrokhzad's verse, letters, films, and interviews, and including original translations of her poems, this haunting novel uses the lens of fiction to capture the tenacity, spirit, and conflicting desires of a brave woman who represents the birth of feminism in Iran, and who continues to inspire generations of women around the world. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Farrukhzād, Furūgh > Fiction.
Women poets > Fiction.
Women > Iran > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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