The Bathouse

The Bathouse

Book - 2001
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Midpoint Books
During the fundamentalist revolution in Iran, a 17-year-old girl is arrested by the Revolutionary Guards. She is not political, but her brother and sister-n-law are, so she is suspect too. She is confined in a former bathhouse with several other women ranging in age from adolescence to elderly, whose mental states vary from the stoic and care-giving to the insane. Based on interviews with several Iranian women who had been imprisoned in such a bathhouse, this novel documents the torment they endured and honors their humanity and courage. Winner of the 2001 Black Heron Press Award for Social Fiction.

Baker & Taylor
Set in Iran in the early 1980s, tells the fictional account of a seventeen-year-old high school graduate's arrest, imprisonment, and torture due to her brother's involvement with revolutionaries.

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Black Heron Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780930773625
0930773624
Characteristics: 182 p. ; 22 cm

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