This book is a story of redemption after her previous book Prisoner of Tehran. In this book, Nemat provides the reader with a riveting account of her escape from Iran and her journey to Canada, via Hungry, with her new husband and infant son. The couple find jobs, raise their two children and seemingly adapt to Canada and its life style.
But inwardly, Nemat struggles with flashbacks that threaten the carefully constructed security of her new life. She is haunted by survivor’s guilt, and she feels increasingly compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison, even if it means revealing to her husband and parents the secret of her forced marriage to a Revolutionary Guard.
As her account becomes a bestselling book, Nemat’s life is forever changed and she gains the strength to confront her past, re-engage with her distant father, and gradually emerge from the emotional ravages of post-traumatic stress.
Marina went on to receive a human rights award from the European Parliament, even while being attacked by fanatical former Iranian dissidents.
Her story is one of recovery and courage. It is also an amazing tale of resilience by a very inspiring lady!
I loved this book from start to finish.
Rating: 5+++ stars