Children of the Jacaranda Tree.pdf
Tehran, 1983. A city paralysed by fear, its people silenced. And the beating heart of the regime is Evin prison. Yet even within its walls three women dare to dream of a life beyond tyranny.
Azar gives birth to her daughter in captivity. One day the guards simply take her child from her. Parisa yearns for her tiny son, growing up a few miles away but completely out of reach. And Firoozeh, broken by cruelty, has turned her back on everything she was fighting for.
But even in the most desolate places hope can take root ...
Sahar Delijani was born in Tehran, Iran and has a BA in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley. CHILDREN OF THE JACARANDA TREE is her first novel and was inspired by her family's experience as political activists and prisoners in Iran. Excerpts of the novel have appeared in literary journals, including 'The Children of the Jacaranda Tree' in SLICE MAGAZINE which was nominated for the 2010 PUSHCART PRIZE. A regular contributor to the political and cultural journal IRAN-EMROOZ, Sahar Delijani now lives in Torino, Italy. http://www.facebook.com/SaharDelijani