Women of Shadow and Light
In "Women of Shadow and Light," Mahdokht Sanati tells the story of Touran, whose, 65-year journey takes her from Iran to the UK and US and back again in an intensely personal quest to understand herself, her family, and her culture. Propelled by her beloved brother’s devastating suicide when she is still a young girl, Touran probes the mysteries of her broken family while being plunged into the religious and social turmoil of modern Iran. Through the power of Touran’s memory and imagination, Sanati gives voice to four generations of Iranian women over the last half century, in an effort to help heal those who paid the price while struggling to make a meaningful life in a country in upheaval.
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