Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad (1935-1967) is the real-life inspiration for this coming-of-age story. Mozhan Marno narrates the harrowing details of Forugh's strict childhood and forced, loveless marriage at a steady pace that softens the blows. Marno's sultry, throaty voice and narrative style bring across the persistence at the heart of this historic character. A lush sensuality infuses the entire listening experience, which has us cheering for Forugh when she finds love, however illicit. And we hang on every word as translations of the poet's work weave their way into the story. Fans of literary fiction will find much to admire in this excellent production. M.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2018]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780525527329 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9780525527336 $76.00
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