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Destination Tehran MIM Amirzadeh

Destination Tehran

MIM Amirzadeh

Published June 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781462600816
Paperback
260 pages
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After losing her mother to cancer, Roya, an expatriate Iranian woman now living in the U.S., learns that her mother had kept an awful secret from her. During the Islamic Revolution, through an unsavory relationship with an Islamist student, RoyaMoreAfter losing her mother to cancer, Roya, an expatriate Iranian woman now living in the U.S., learns that her mother had kept an awful secret from her. During the Islamic Revolution, through an unsavory relationship with an Islamist student, Roya became pregnant and brought to life a stillborn child. With the passing of her mother, Roya discovers documents proving that her child is alive, abandoned by her mother in the care of a servant when they were forced to flee Iran. Filled with rage and hatred for her mother to whom she had dedicated her entire life, Roya decides to find her daughter. Despite the past history of Roya’s familyher father, a general of the Shah executed by the Islamic government—Roya leaves behind her comfortable life in America and returns to Tehran where she comes face to face with her past and is arrested as an American spy.Mim. Amirzadeh was born in Tehran into a military family whose members fought for liberty and freedom while serving the people. After the Islamic Revolution, Amirzadeh settled in the U.S. working as a translator and a writer. Amirzadeh has a BA in English Literature. Destination Tehran is her debut novel.