“Parviz reached into his breast picket and drew out another gift, a bar of Ameri…

“Parviz reached into his breast picket and drew out another gift, a bar of American chocolate – Hershey’s- and also a small envelope.” 💛

This book was a fictionalized story of Iranian poet and filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad. I loved this imagining of her life. The author’s note is a must read at the end of this book and stresses that this is an imagined telling created out of a gap/space in the historical record of Ms. Farrokhzad’s life. Forough Farrokhzad was a trailblazer for women in the arts in Iran and made no apologies for making choices in her life that were not at all traditional or conventional. It’s quite a captivating story and jdarznik does an amazing job of drawing the reader in and showing us various facets of Iranian history and culture through Farrokhzad’s life. I read this in May for the whose prompt was Middle East. Hosts readwithtoni and end.notes 💛



5 thoughts on ““Parviz reached into his breast picket and drew out another gift, a bar of Ameri…”

  1. Yes, American chocolate was like gold then! A real treasure. Thanks for reading! ❤️🍫

  2. I have this book in my TBR, and I honestly bought it just for this cover alone! It’s a fascinating story though and I’m excited to read it!

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