Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey

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Vintage Canada, 2001 - Iran - 319 pages
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To go beyond the legacy of revolution, religious fundamentalism and veiled women and find the real people of Iran, a young Canadian dons the cloak of Islam. The result of Alison Wearing's journey is a warm, funny and shocking collection of riveting portraits and stories about the generous, irrepressible people she met. With a novelist's love of language and eye for detail, she takes the reader into the homes and hearts of people whose spirit, intelligence and laughter enlighten and impress. Beautifully written, engaging, fascinating at every turn, Honeymoon in Purdah reveals an Iran rarely seen by Westerners and leads this exceptional bestselling young writer across new literary borders.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Not a holiday in hell, but no fun-filled romp, either: Canadian journalist Wearing dons the veil and wanders through the mostly barren Iranian countryside "because it frightens me; because it ... Read full review

User Review  - Overstock.com

A wonderful read! For anyone who likes to travel to unusual places or learn about people in other countries this is a facinating book. Very well written and full of great humor and insights. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Alison Wearing is the recipient of a National Magazine Award Gold Medal and Western Canada Magazine Award 1st Prize, both for travel writing. She has worked and travelled throughout Europe, the Middle East, China, the former Soviet Union, and the Amazonian regions of Ecuador and Peru. Alison Wearing lives near Peterborough, Ontario.

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