The Bathhouse

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Farnoosh Moshiri

Narrated By: Bernadette Dunne

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2007

Duration: 3 hours 52 minutes

Summary:

In Iran, a seventeen-year-old girl is arrested because of her brother's politics and imprisoned in a former bathhouse with other women captives. With intense emotion and great literary skill, Moshiri gives voice to these prisoners, exploring their torment and struggle, their courage and humanity, in the face of tyrants.

"[T]he starkly simple tale she tells is convincing in tone and substance....the narrator is a vivid character, an ordinary student with a stubborn, rebellious streak that enables her to endure the horrors of prison. Moshiri's impressive novel works at two levels, telling a compelling story while bearing witness to a brutal period in Iranian history."-Publishers Weekly

Genres:

  • fred

    Although this is fiction, it is based on interviews the author did with the women who survived the experience of being imprisoned and tortured during the Iranian Revolution. Hard to believe this not only took place in our lifetime but only about 30 or so years ago.