This historical fiction novel tells the story of Forugh, a famous Iranian poet and filmmaker from the 1950s. I actually didn’t realize this was based on a real person until after I finished the book, but this woman definitely lived an extraordinary life in a time when women were still being silenced. While the subject is fascinating, I found the writing to be a little clunky. Transitions were rough and many parts felt repetitive. I’m inspired to read more about Forugh, but probably wouldn’t read another novel by this author because I just didn’t click with the writing style.
*Free copy received from NetGalley*