Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey
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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HONEYMOON IN PURDAH: An Iranian JourneyUser 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
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