Firouz, Anahita. In the walled gardens, a novel.

Author:Theiss, Nola
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

Little Brown, Back Bay. 338p. c2002. 0-316-16901-3. $13.95. SA

In the weeks and days before the Revolution in Iran, every level of society was affected by the unrest and unease rampant in the country. When two old acquaintances meet after 20 years, their present lives clash even as the love they felt as children is rekindled. Mahastee's family was the employer of Reza's father. They grew up together and when they saw each other for the last time at 16, they both felt the spark of young love. Through flashbacks, the reason for Reza's father leaving is revealed. Now Mahastee is married to a nasty...

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