Women Without Men

Women Without Men

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Shahrnush Parsipur
A Novel of Modern Iran

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Publication Date: 12-01-2011

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Preface by Shirin Neshat

This modern literary masterpiece follows the interwoven destinies of five women—including a wealthy middle-aged housewife, a sex worker, and a schoolteacher—as they arrive by different paths to live together in an abundant garden on the outskirts of Tehran. Drawing on elements of Islamic mysticism and recent Iranian history, this unforgettable novel depicts women escaping the narrow confines of family and society, and imagines their future living in a world without men.

“Parsipur is a courageous, talented woman, and above all, a great writer." —Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis

“Using the techniques of both the fabulist and the polemicist, Parsipur continues her protest against traditional Persian gender relations in this charming, powerful novella.” —Publishers Weekly