The Bathhouse

The Bathhouse

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With intense emotion and great literary skill, Farnoosh Moshiri has written one of the most moving novels to come out in years. The story begins with the arrest of a seventeen-year-old girl in the early days of the fundamentalist revolution in Iran. Imprisoned because of her brother's involvement with leftist politics, she is placed in a makeshift jail, a former bathhouse, in which other women are held captive. With a gripping narrative, Moshiri gives voice to these prisoners, exploring their torment and struggle, but also their courage and humanity, in the face of tyrants.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 137.2 x 204 x 11.7mm | 195.05g
  • Beacon Press
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0807083577
  • 9780807083574
  • 2,193,703

Review quote

It's hard to stop reading. . . . Horrible as it is, you don't want to turn away from the girl's first-person nightmare. The language in The Bathhouse is simple, the dialogue taut, the tension immediate.--Houston Chronicle "[A] gut-wrenching, eye-opening novel. The Bathhouse shows what happens when ideology runs amok. It honors the humanity and sacrifice of the victims."--Tacoma News Tribuneshow more

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210 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 24% (51)
4 39% (82)
3 25% (53)
2 10% (21)
1 1% (3)
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