What if you lived in a country where no matter who was in power, citizens were tortured and executed, and even though you’re only a teenager you became an enemy of the state because you spoke out in math class, but you were rescued from the firing squad by a jailer who falls in love with you and compels you to marry him and become part of his family, a family who is much kinder to you than your own family, even though their son routinely tortures people? Sounds too crazy to be true, but that’s what happened to Marina Nemat and she’s written about it in Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir (Viking), a story that twists and turns and reveals so many shades of grey that I couldn’t stop reading.
April 19, 2011
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