Edited by Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone
Contemporary Stories by Women from Iran
Translated by Sara Khalili and Faridoun Farrokh
We hear of Iran in the world news, but these deeply personal, literary tales show a hidden way of life.
This stunning collection of short stories captures the lives of women in Iran in the aftermath of the revolution. Evoking the enormous isolation of daily existence, and the persistence of a people living under a repressive regime, these literary gems reward us with an inside view of a turbulent and closed society.
"The Shipwrecked emphatically drives home that 'the personal is political.' . . . The contributors to this collection are experienced—many prizewinning—writers, some of whom are expats while others live and write in Iran. The women in The Shipwrecked simply want and deserve the right to choose the direction of their lives." —World Literature Today