Parnaz Foroutan on her debut novel "The Girl from the Garden"

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Air date: 
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Parnaz Foroutan on her debut novel "The Girl from the Garden"
Host Sarika Mehta speaks with Parnaz Foroutan, author of the debut novel THE GIRL FROM THE GARDEN, which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and named a 2015 selection for the prestigious Indies Introduce Debut Authors program,

Foroutan brings to life the tumult of early 20th century Iran and the complex, tragic history of a wealthy family of Persian Jews. This is an intimate view of a young woman bound by the confines of an oppressive male-dominated society, and of the crisis of inheritance that drives her to dark extremes to save herself and preserve her status within the family.

Born in Iran, Parnaz Foroutan left the country at age five, spending a year as a homeless refugee with her family in Europe, then Canada, before finally settling in Los Angeles, where she lives today with her husband and daughter. 
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